Woman power napping on sofa for energy

Thrive In Five is a tip I can impart to you in five minutes or less that you can think about. Put into action in five minutes or less.

This week’s Thrive In Five is about energy.

I have spoken about energy, quite a bit in recent videos, and pretty much everyone I talk to wants more energy or would love to know how they can optimise their energy and really do everything they want to get done in life.

In this video I’m talking to you from my new office, and soon over in the corner, there will be a sofa better. Yes, a sofa bed here in the office. One of the reasons I’m doing this is I am perimenopausal and I’m having a relatively easy time of it I’d say, but I am getting sort of big swings in energy every now and again. And sometimes I just feel like I need to lie down. So I got that sofa bed coming. So if I need to take a 20 minute power nap in the middle of the day, I’ve got the facility to do that.

Now, ordinarily, I wouldn’t talk about that because most of you are in offices and you can’t lie down and have a nap, but because many of us are still working from home, it opens itself up as a possibility.

This week’s episode is about managing your energy.

What I’ve had to do with the perimenopause is think about how I’m pacing myself with regards to my energy. And roll with the punches, when those low energy moments come, don’t fight them. There’s a few things you can do to get energised and get through a body of work that you have to finish. But ultimately I’m just not fighting it. I’m rolling with the punches.

I think I can apply this to some of what you might be going through fluctuating energy perhaps, but maybe fluctuating mental health as well. Sometimes you’re feeling good. Sometimes you’re not feeling so good. And I think it’s, it’s just as important to accept that and to roll with the punches.

Do what you can to improve that situation, but also accept from time to time we’re not going to feel great. We’re going to feel a bit under the weather. We’re going to have low energy and that’s okay. It’s alright to feel that way.

So roll with the punches is the message and do what you can to work on your energy and your mood.

Use exercise, use movement, use light, try and stimulate hormones like dopamine and oxytocin and serotonin. Now we have a tonne of content around this, on our website. If you click on the menu icon in the top right hand corner, a search bar will come up. And if you put energy or anything relating to that in that search bar, you’ll get all the blogs, vlogs, and podcasts we’ve ever done on that topic.

So to sum up, roll with the punches and stay healthy, all the best for now.

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