Energy boost: a few simple lessons from the past year

Mini-vaca energy booster essentials: bathers, a jumpsuit, chocolate and letter writing supplies.

Each year I reflect on accomplishments, challenges and lessons. While I was doing my 2019 navel gaze, I noticed a theme: energy levels. There were a lot of mountains and valleys when it came to how much energy I was expending vs gaining at specific times of the year. So I started a fourth list of ‘what worked to boost my energy?’ Under that heading I scrawled answers to questions like: ‘what makes me happy?” How can I capture that feeling over time? What are the things I can do to level up after being in an energy valley?

One thing I’ve noticed the past few years is that my usual bottomless well of ENFJ energy is less so. These days I need to listen to my body and mind, do more of what boosts energy, do less of the energy draining things and sometimes slow the f*#k down.

When full and flowing my energy levels are all about loving, being lit up, focusing creative fun, spending time outside or at gatherings with family and friends. At it’s highest my energetic vibe runs through me like a warm Coachella wind through a turbine or beats through the Boss Fam‘s backyard boogies. When it’s low, I need a lot of coffee, a hanky, and endless text support from my nearest and dearests.

So instead of regaling you with the stories of the energy drains in my life, here are four ways I replenished my inner battery over in 2019.

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