Energy. It is a popular subject nowadays. We talk about it so often and many magazines devote articles to it, but what is ‘energy’ actually? Where is it, where does it come from and how can you get more of it?

Everything is energy
Energy is everywhere. Everything consists of energy and so do you. Your body consists of energy that flows through countless pathways. Compare it with our electricity network. You can’t see the electricity with the naked eye, but you know it flows to all your power outlets through the cables hidden in the walls. Very handy. Similar processes take place in your body to supply all your tissues with energy.

If you have enough energy in your body and it all flows well then you can say: ‘I have good energy’. Then you are healthy and balanced, both physically and non-physically. Then you feel good and have the power to do what you want to do. Being balanced, having energy means so much more than being able to walk up the stairs without gasping. It also means that you recover well, for example from a sore back or an emotional situation.

Energy out of balance
When your energy is out of balance, then you could end up with all kinds of complaints. It often starts subtly: some fatigue, a pain here and a complaint there. But if you don’t recover properly from this, the symptoms get worse and before you know it, you will have a chronic problem.

Energy in balance
When your energy is in balance, you feel great. You feel alive. Then you wake up rested in the morning and start the day with pleasure. Then you are both physically and emotionally balanced. And of course you can have a bad day, catch a cold or have another problem with your health, but you will also recover from it.

The good news is that everyone – including you – can influence his or her energy balance. I’m not saying that you can control everything, but you certainly play a big part in this and I would like to help you with that.

For starters, I have an energy exercise for you. Simple, but extremely effective. It teaches you to be aware of your energy because that is the first step. Once you are aware of your energy then you can choose to use it differently. But let’s start from the beginning: with feeling your energy.

Exercise: feeling your energy
Sit down for a moment and close your eyes. Breathe in and out very quietly. Do this three times and feel how your body calms down. Now think of a moment in the past. A moment in time when you felt great. Relive that feeling for a few seconds and give this feeling a rating of nine. Then turn your attention back to the present moment and feel how you feel now. What rating would you give your energy now?

I advise you to do this simple exercise as often as you can, preferably every hour. It takes almost no time and you can do it anywhere. Once you have done the exercise a few times, you can also do it while standing and with your eyes open. Very handy when, for example, you are standing in line at the supermarket or when you are refueling your car.

Your energy is your most important asset and having good energy means so much more than having good stamina. The first step in mastering your energy is to be aware of your energy and that’s what this easy exercise does for you.

How about you?
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