Stop squandering your energy now. Really.

Stop Squandering Energy

OK, the truth is, I started with the negative to get your attention. Now let’s talk about conserving, containing, and consciously creating what you want most using your precious energy. And I don’t mean with long-lasting light bulbs or by powering down your electronics at night. I mean by making the best use of your most precious commodity: your life force. Right?

Track Your Flow

I say one powerful way to begin is to actually log your energy usage for a day, in four sections:

  1. Important (in service to your goals)
  2. Fun
  3. Unimportant
  4. Counter-Productive

First, in this moment, what do you think you will see? Next, try it out. Check your predictions after 24 hours. Even this simple action will begin to change the game. Read more here at http://liveleadplay.com.

Begin again daily, and again, and again

Have you noticed how we humans have good days and bad days, good moments, ones that don’t represent our best, and everything in between?

Are you 100% clear that it isn’t just you?

Yes. Deep breath.

In living the life of your dreams, I invite you to get clear that Every. Single. Moment. is an opportunity to begin again. Are you on track, or off? How often do you step outside of all your automatic thoughts and feelings to assess that? It’s a skill, like a muscle, that you can develop. It’s all about practice.

Think of it as a healthy ritual that you can make a regular part of your empowered life.

If you know you’re on track, jam on, managing all inner and outer challenges in the process. This management of all things works when you know you’re on the path that’s right for you, because there’s inherent energy and inspiration in that knowledge that you can ride like a wave.

If you realize you’re off track, congrats, first, on the accomplishment of that honest reflection. Pat yourself on the back for it, cheerleading your own progress, and assess further. What small or large shift will get you on your path again?

Then, armed with the results of your assessment, begin.

And know that, as in Ezra Pound’s wise statement above, you’re in very creative company.

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Left Coast Coach Teresa Young works with clients to accomplish their passion-based goals in healthy, soulful new ways. She coaches by phone, in person, and via Skype outside the U.S.

 


 

 

Design your way to your artful life

The quote above from sculptor Henry Moore made my night.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between creativity and health, reflecting on all the ways we creative types have to express ourselves and all the freedom we have to do so in modern life.

Of course I’m not saying it’s necessarily easy.

If so, would it, as Kurt Vonnegut said about practicing any art, make our souls grow?

Perhaps, in fact, part of the deliciousness of the opportunity for creative expression is in meeting the challenges of any endeavor, media, or milieu, be they inner or outer, short term or long term.

And doesn’t that sound a lot like the challenges and opportunities inherent in living a vibrant life?

I say the point is really to be fully ourselves, and to act on that which makes our hearts sing.

This means crafting our lifestyles accordingly, to honor our creative lives and position them front and center.

And as Henry Moore said so definitively, the underlying project that I’ll call lifestyle design may require, or no doubt be aided by, belief in life, trust in the flow of our own creative processes, and a healthy curiosity within which to live on into the unknown in this Grand Experiment.

Beautiful, yes?

Hmmm. But?

What gets in the way?

Let me know. In my book there are no more fascinating subjects. And I’m here, in your creative corner.

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Left Coast Coach Teresa Young supports her clients in accomplishing their passion-based goals in healthy, soulful new ways. She coaches by phone, in person, and via Skype outside the U.S.