The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Change Your Physiology….and You Change Your Psychology
If you have ever been to a Tony Robbins event, you will know that he has you dancing, screaming, laughing and jumping up and down like you are at a rock concert. You are encouraged to give perfect strangers standing next to you high fives, hugs, and shoulder massages in the aisles. The first time I attended one of Tony’s events, it was the most energetic, amazing experience I ever had! With 5000 people in the room—the energy was electrifying! We had 4 days of starting at 8 am and ending somewhere around mid-night every day—and I would go back home and be so energized it would take me until 2 am to go to sleep! Then I would get up and do it all over again the next day! Tony teaches everyone in the room that changing your physiology—changes your state. When we change our physiology, it affects our psychology.
Getting up and moving your body, taking deep breaths of air to oxygenate the brain and saying a few affirmations in the morning can do wonders to start your day in an inspired state of mind. Dr. Wayne Dyer, who has written over 45 books, one of which is called Inspiration Your Ultimate Calling, defines inspiration as one who is living In Spirit. He says, “When we are inspired, it’s because we’re back In-Spirit, fully awake to the Spirit within us.” He continues by saying we are “connected to our Source and totally on purpose; our creative juices flow, and we bring exceptionally high energy to our daily life.” I don’t know about you—but that is what I aspire to do every day; bring exceptionally high energy to my life. High physical energy increases hormones released in the body that brings your mood into a positive emotional state which, in turn opens you to more ideas, creativity, and you feel better and bring that energy into the room with you wherever you go.
I encourage you start by choosing accessible activities to do at work or before work to make it easy for you to do them every day. Observe yourself actively and and see how they affect your mood, attitude and ultimately your productivity during the day. Break it up and try to do something 2-3 times during the work day for 10-15 minutes each time. Some ideas: a brisk walk in the morning, a walk or run at lunch, setting the timer on your computer to remind you to take a break and stretch and go for a walk around the building before continuing your work. There are many yoga and Pilates moves and poses you can do at your desk with your chair to help you loosen up the after- lunch “cobwebs”.
I’ll leave you with one more quote from Tony Robbins:
Master your emotional intelligence. Robbins asks, “Why do we do anything we do?” It’s to change our state or to change how we feel. Make positive emotions a habit. Don’t let other people push your buttons. Learn how to run your emotions or they’ll run you. Avoid throwing your emotions into a pendulum, by leading a balanced emotional life. Learn how to change your state. Motion creates emotion. Change your physiology to change how you feel.