How To Master “Transitions” For 83% More Energy
Let me share how to master transitions so you can:
- Tackle each new task in the day with renewed vigor + positivity
- Have a clear intention so you can get the most out of events
- Finish the day and not feel totally drained
Not a day goes by where I don’t hear a person complain about not having enough energy, and wanting more energy. And as I wrap up here at the clinic to go home for the weekend, I can’t help but think about one key area where we can increase our energy, and that is how we handle transitions. And that’s something that we’re going to go through in this video. How you handle transitions can be key to helping you have more energy.
Hey, it’s Dr Leevi from Wises Road Chiropractic And one of the most common things I hear from patients once they start Chiropractic is they actually feel an increase in their energy levels. Just from getting the body feeling better and functioning better, they feel improvements in their energy. I want to share with you a tip about how we can handle transitions And I think that handling transitions could be one of the simplest, easiest, and most powerful ways that we can harness some more energy in our day to day life. So let’s talk about them.
Think about all the transitions that you have in your day to day life. From getting up in the morning, we have a transition from being asleep to being awake. We have a transition from leaving the house, typically, to commuting somewhere. You may be running some errands, you may be dropping the kids off at school, you may be going to work. Once you are at work, you also have transitions, typically, within your work day where you’re doing different types of work. You may have periods where you are doing some solo work, some other times where you’re having meetings, or interacting with groups of people, or maybe you’re one on one with clients, or something like that. Then at the end of the day, you’ve got to transition from work to home life.
How can we better manage these transitions?
Because a couple of questions I’ll ask you:
Have you ever carried energy from one activity to the next? Think about that. Have you ever been in one of those activities, and gone to the next activity, and held onto some negative energy from that previous activity?
What about: Have you ever gone through your day where you’ve been so busy and so crazy that you’re just plowing through all your activities?
All your different transitions, all those multitude of activities that are very different, and you’re not even taking a break, you’re just plowing through them just to get through them.
Or have you ever found that by the end of the day, you are exhausted and you are not present, you are not connecting with people?
Typically, people will answer yes to all three of those questions.
What we see here is a breakdown in how we’re handling transitions, and a really good opportunity that we can start to make a change there, What we want to think about is when we are transitioning from one activity to another, take a little time to pause… and you want to relax… and then set intention. Let’s talk about that. So, really really easy.
As you move from one major activity to the next, take a brief break for yourself. Close your eyes for just one to two minutes. And just do some belly breathing. And just think to yourself “Relax.” Think about all the tension in your head, your jaw, your neck, your shoulders. And just think “Relax.” Then just move to your upper back, your lower back, your legs, and just think “Relax.” Just breathe, and just repeat the mantra, “Relax.”
Now you’re obviously not going to unwind all the day’s tension, but you just want to try to let go of a little bit of it. Now, that’s the release and relax portion of it. Now, you can start to ask yourself some questions. Prompts that are going to get you in a different state for the upcoming new activity.
Things like, “How am I going to show up?” That’s a great one. Ask yourself that question. As you’re transitioning from one thing to the next, ask yourself, “How am I going to show up for this next activity?” Another good question, “How can I do this next activity with excellence?” And lastly, “How can I enjoy this process?”
Now they don’t have to be those exact questions, but questions along those types of lines can start to trigger the mind and get you to think differently. So there’s a really simple but powerful way that you can start to manage the transitions in your day and help recharge and re-energize your energy levels. A really easy thing to do. Look over your days, your weeks, and map out key transitions that you have. And then, simply just jot down one or two simple questions that you are going to start to ask yourself.
Now, the car is a classic place to be able to do this cause it’s a classic transition where we leave one place, and we get to another place. It’s a perfect opportunity just to take that one to two minutes to release tension in your body, and then set intention for the upcoming activity.
Give it a go, let me know how you go with this. I think it’ll make a really really big difference.
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Thanks again for watching, and I’ll speak to you soon.