What does this list of words or phrases have in common?
Hint: They are synonyms for a word we wish we had more of.
Got it yet?
The answer is . . .
The word ENERGY (en=in, ergon=work) can be defined, in general, as the capacity of a system to work, or as relating to humans, the physical and mental strength to do things with natural enthusiasm and sustained effort.
If you have designed a web page, you know that fonts convey their own energies. For example, serif fonts are faster to read and can increase comprehension. Those fonts that are disfluent and difficult to read can hinder comprehension and can lead to lack of enthusiasm.
Car color and design combinations also indicate a level of energy with which car owners like to identify. Red is outgoing and sensual, especially on a Ferrari California. Or take the green Dodge Dart, which is simple, understated, and more closely resembles someone who enjoys a slower earthy rhythm.
As complex human organisms, we all exhibit different levels of energy throughout the day. Sometimes illness causes us to hunker down, as it seems we need to conserve our low energy reserves. Other times, the excitement of an energy-inducing activity such as exercise or time spent with fun people, increases our energy output. Perhaps at the end of a high-energy, but stressful day, we wish to consciously scale the energy down so that a refreshing night’s sleep will be possible.
If you have been complaining that you just don’t feel the joy in living, you are likely struggling with lower energy levels. As a professional life coach, I work with people to raise their energy levels to increase satisfaction in life. The process involves digging deeply into the habits, assumptions, and perceptions that keep us locked in a mental and emotional cage. Challenging thinking patterns, brainstorming, and feeling it all in the safety of a partner/coach, can make the difference between moving numbly day to day through the motions and facing each day as an adventure filled with possibilities.
Let me show you how to raise and sustain your energy for a lifetime of joy. I am just a call away. Or if you are not already on my website, visit me at nextpagecoaching.com for more tips and information about what I can do for you.