On a coaching mastermind call yesterday, we discussed ways we stay energized.
For me, it’s three things.
1) When I’m in a rut, I check my health trifecta.
• Am I getting at least seven hours of sleep each night? • Am I eating a lot of processed foods and sugar? • Have I exercised at least three times this week?
2) I take one weekend off each month.
I happily work on weekends since that’s when many of my clients are available. But once a month, I take a long week or weekend off to travel somewhere (usually on the east coast).
It’s a refreshing break after three weeks of hard work and I always return home feeling amped to get back to my routine and do it all over again.
Since I have no kids or other major responsibilities at this time, I figure I should take advantage of it while I can.
3) I spend a lot of time doing things I enjoy.
Chess, martial arts, exercise, quality time with friends, reading…
I find it vital to our souls to spend a good amount of time away from anything having to do with work or money. Like a vacation, it makes us appreciate our time back even more.
We should all have a thing. Preferably something challenging—a skill or a craft—we can practice and get better at.
For me, these three things are perfect substitutes for any drug or stimulant.