Fall is a season for new beginnings. The trees begin to change colors, the temperatures settle down and a new school year starts. We enjoy a fresh fall beginning just as much as a New Year’s one. We’re all humans, and just like the seasons shift and change, so does our energy and our mood. Too many people get stuck in a rut toward the end of the year. There’s hustle and bustle of the holidays, and almost this internal feeling of “it’s almost over, let’s just get to the new year.” But it doesn’t have to be like that. We’re all about productivity this month, and in order to have your best month yet, you’ll need to find a way to shift your energy, and your mindset.
Have you ever had a day where you just wake up feeling off? Typically, that feeling can last the whole day unless you proactively do something to change it. Don’t let a whole season pass you by that way. In order to be your most productive, healthy and happy self, you need to reset your energy. If you’ve never done an energy reset before and are looking for some simple activities to get you started, read on.
Even if it’s just for five minutes, taking a moment to sit down and put pen to paper can shift your whole day. Sit down and get in tune with your current mindset. How are you feeling? What are your intentions for the day? Do you have any goals you want to achieve? Ask yourself what you hope to accomplish today and what you can realistically do to make positive progress. Map out what you are in control of and what factors you can manage to make sure you achieve everything you want to achieve.
We’ve talked about the importance of mindful breathing before. It’s different from meditation (which is also highly encouraged during an energy reset) in the sense that you focus solely on the power of your breath and how it feels in every part of your body. Deep breathing lowers heart rate when you’re feeling anxious and controls our autonomic nervous system, helping our body feel more aligned with our headspace.
Walking is one of the best things you can do to get energy moving throughout your body. Grab your headphones and your favorite meditation app and go for a “mindful walk.” Breathe in the air, absorb the world around you. As you move your limbs and open up space for that energy to reset, you’re allowing yourself an opportunity to be fully present.
Get into nature
This is one of the best ways to quickly and fully reset your energy. Drive to your favorite beach just before sunset and sit somewhere alone on the sand. Head up to the mountains away from city lights where you can truly see the stars. Whenever you turn your focus and energy to nature, you automatically feel calmer and more connected to the universe.
Cleanse your space
Whether you do a simple smudging or want to go full out with a moon ceremony, is up to you. As you smudge, recite a mantra or intention out loud into the universe. You can follow this up with meditation or breathwork. Make a conscious effort to focus on where the energy currently is and where you want it to move to. Focus on the past, present and future, while honoring all three.
When you’re feeling in a funk emotionally, physically or mentally, focus on where you can shift that energy. Unless you’re focusing your mind and your heart on the intentions you want, your energy is less likely to make the move. So try one of these tips next time you need an energy reset!
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