Time Energy™ serves as your secret weapon against overwhelm. But that’s just the beginning… this inner powerhouse coordinates all your strengths so you can stretch in new directions!
Here are 3 Tips to help you utilize your Time Energy™ right away.
TIP #1: Time Energy™ is Mindful Energy.
Isn’t it astounding? Every bit of your vitality and capacity exists right this moment! As you learn how to access it, you can power your potential for the rest of your life. So really, mindfulness is a golden key.
ACTION STEP: Develop Focus, One Second at a Time.
If you struggle with focus, don’t be discouraged, because every moment gives you a brand new chance! So when your attention strays, be patient with yourself. Gently relax into your breathing and see if you can feel your energy move through your body. Now you’re grounded and ready to return to the project at hand. Compassion helps to restore your mindful focus and persistence helps you reinforce your new pattern.
TIP #2: Time Energy™ is Motivated Energy.
When you review your week, ask whether your time choices truly reflected your desire to attain the goals you had set for yourself. If not, you can develop the commitment you need right now, by motivating yourself!
ACTION STEP: Enlist Your Heart and Your Imagination to Motivate Yourself.
Motivation is the fire that inspires and energizes, right from your core. It’s there all the time, so you always possess the power you need to take your next step forward. Tap this power and us it to connect your imagination (heart) with your pragmatism (head) to strengthen your commitment and give it shape. As you move toward your goal, be sure to track, validate and appreciate your progress. And watch your Time Energy™ expand and grow.
TIP #3: Time Energy™ Thrives on Healthy Challenges
Fresh opportunities develop when new challenges prompt fresh approaches.
Do you fly through hours on autopilot? You may feel efficient, but ask yourself if you’re really tuning out and going through the motions. You actually deplete your Time Energy™ whenever you avoid being fully present.
ACTION STEP: Expand your comfort zone.
When you catch yourself being lulled into a lack of presence (I like to call this feeling “the slumps”) it’s time to awaken your Time Energy™! Try this quick, rejuvenating exercise:
- Sit or stand upright, breathe deeply from your belly and grow long arms. Feel your inner spaciousness.
- Next, revisit a recent challenge. Identify your issues and list several options to stretch your comfort zone into a stimulating learning curve.
- Then create small, concrete, realistic action steps to expand your sense of possibilities. Take the first step (or commit to a specific time when you will do so).
Feel your Time Energy™, fully awake and refreshed!© Copyright 2012 Paula Eder, Ph.D.