All Day Focus and Energy
In today’s busy lives, we’re feeling more distracted and tired than ever before.
This result is mostly due to our ever-expanding connectivity that saps our energy and our attention. The good news is that you have tools. The result is that with a few simple modifications, you can reclaim your life and not have to go off the grid or take a digital hiatus.
Here are a few easy steps you can adopt to bring more focus and energy into your day to day. To illustrate the best approach, they are organized amongst three yogic connections: mind, body, and spirit.
Each night, do a brain dump.
A brain dump is the simple act of writing down everything on your mind. It’s the to do lists, the dreams, the trouble shooting or issues, the goals. If it’s in your brain before bed, get it out on paper. Think of it as a journal, or just a brain dump book. Above all, this is an exercise in simplification.
Plan your big three.
Each Sunday, or one time per week, write out your big three goals for each day. Whether you are working in an office, working for yourself, or doing many small jobs that are a combination of both, (this includes parenting or family responsibilities), plan out your week. This is a game changer in getting clear and taking realistic action.
Throw out the ongoing to-do list.
Plan out only 3 things for each day. This is more achievable. Additionally, it’s more realistic.
Moreover, when we have those ongoing to do lists and aren’t crossing off as much as we would like each day, we lose trust with ourselves. Surely might not be noticed on the conscious level, but on a subconscious level you are telling yourself “you can’t succeed” …or worse.
Also, think about your vocabulary and adding a successful vibration to your words. “I have to do this” can be changed to “I get to do this”. “I am working on this project” can be changed to “I am producing my new piece of content for my community”. Afterall, this self-talk is low-vibration and does not help us build and strengthen trust within ourselves to achieve what we want in our lives.
Make a schedule for how much you interact with your phone.
Check your email only twice a day? Yes, it is possible. Only look at your email when you have allotted time to replying. It’s a common practice to check email and let the messages sit there until you feel ready to reply. Stop doing this, set a time for you to check in, how ever many times you want each day, and reply. Specifically designate a time when you will be “offline”, and do your best to stick to it. In truth, you can then harness your energy and flow states for your current projects or deadlines.
Drink more water.
Studies now recommend to drink half your body weight in ounces of water. If you find water boring, look for ways to make it interesting. Add some sliced cucumbers or fresh herbs to your water (mint, rosemary, basil are all lovely). Tea (without caffeine) is another great approach. A drop of your favorite citrus essential oil to your water will jazz it up and you will also receive all the anti-oxidant and cleansing benefits. My favorite essential oils for water are: Lemon, Tangerine, Lime, Grapefruit, OnGuard Blend (for immunity boost), and Smart and Sassy Blend (called Slim and Sassy in the USA), which also provides a metabolic boost.
Move your body.
Exercise of any kind is very beneficial for focus and energy. Choose a method or methods that work for you. I am a proponent of Yoga in all forms, particularly leaning towards a Hatha or Restorative practice. Both of these build focus and patience, however, each of us needs a certain level of physical challenge to feel relaxed and at home in our bodies. Explore what might work for you and be patient as you navigate and find your favorite activities.
These days our food supply is nutrient poor and this is robbing our total health. To get the same nutrition from 1 orange that my grandmother ate 50 years ago, I would have to eat 8 oranges. How do we address it? Supplementation. It’s not something “extra” these days to add supplements to a daily routine, it’s vital for our wellbeing.
My go-to supplements are doTERRA’s Life Long Vitality, DDR Prime, and Mito2Max.
Life Long Vitality Supplement System
The Lifelong Vitality Program is the daily foundation you build for a lifetime of radiance, vitality, and wellness. The three core products of the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Program Alpha CRS+, xEO Mega, and Microplex VMz are formulated to provide you with targeted levels of essential nutrients and powerful metabolic factors for optimal health, energy, and longevity. It provides antioxidant and DNA protection, energy metabolism, promotes bone health, immune functions, supports stress management and cardiovascular health. It’s key for healthy hair, skin, and nails along with proper eye, brain, nervous system health while supporting liver, lung, digestive, and function and respiratory health.
DDR = Damaged DNA Repair. This is a daily supplement containing a blend of essential oils that are combined to support cellular health, function, and renewal. DDR Prime support your cells and clear thinking, eliminating any brain fog that slows you down.
A daily energy supplement formulated with standardized plant extracts and metabolic cofactors. The result is supporting your energy & stamina while balancing cortisol levels. It’s caffeine-free clean energy supplement. And, unlike a cup of coffee or sugary boost, it does not give you the crash afterwards.
Extra Credit – Peppermint Touch
This is the extra support that provides you with focus, concentration, and an energetic boost anytime you need one. Peppermint can be used for so many ailments. Already pre-diluted, use the Peppermint touch roller to energize you by rolling it on your temples. It will also relieve headaches, neck tension, and ease aches and pains by rolling directly on the area that hurts.
Sit with yourself for at least ten minutes every morning before you start your day. I’ve been strictly starting my meditation practice this way for over a year now, and have to say that I see the difference. Sometimes I would wait until later in the day to meditate, or sometimes skip it all together if I forgot or didn’t have room in between appointments. The result of setting the tone for yourself first thing is incredibly valuable.
My teacher Erich Schiffmann who taught me how to meditate many years ago, describes it as “tuning your instrument” before playing. You being the instrument, and playing is living in the symphony we call life. Note, I find meditation before bed leaves me feeling energized instead of sleepy, so I always opt for a morning practice. If meditating twice a day, morning and mid-afternoon are great times to move into stillness.
Try it, and explore different methods. Use an app. My favorite apps are: The Mindfulness App, Calm, and Headspace.
Remember, direction is more important than how fast you go. As we say in Italian – “piano, piano” or “step by step”.
From my heart to yours,
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