Feeling Lackluster? Ways To Boost Your Energy

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Finding EnergyI came across this quotation and it made me think.

"The real difference between men is energy."   Thomas Fuller

When you look at people accomplishing things in real estate or whether in life, they seem to be these human dynamos. Are they on speed? Caffeine addicts? I don't think so, they just have a revved up and actually balanced life. They do not try, but they do. But to do, they have to have energy. I read on Facebook of those burning the candle at both ends or shifting to be a early day person when it is so not their circadian rhythm so

Feeling Lackluster? Ways To Boost Your Energy.

Just a few tips:

  • Passion - do things you love MOST of the time and it NATURALLY will make you feel better
  • Good Nutrition - you are what you eat and avoid high or low blood sugar issues, eating a complex carb, protein, and a little fat at a meal, avoiding extra sugary simple carbs that mess with your blood sugar. No skipping meals either. Small meals, more often.
  • Follow the Light - be up when the sun is up not to feel naturally tired. Add BETTER lighting to your indoor environment
  • Delegate, Delegate, Delegate - with SOME of your cooking, cleaning, auto and home maintenance, you don't have to do it all. So free some blocks of your calendar up FOR YOU and have others do this stuff if you can afford it unless you love doing it yourself
  • Acceptance and letting go - this emotional baggage junk you carry around has to be dealt with from a point of view of you knowing it is there and letting it ago or addressing solutions clearly in your mind with them. Regrets, anger, frustration, hurts, it all DRAGS you down. Work on this SERIOUSLY.
  • Sleep - vastly underrated. Sure you don't want to sleep your life away but it is your recharge and rest time. Stop 30 minutes before bed of all online web surfing, email and television. Do naps in the day or on the weekend if you can squeeze them in. Sleep gives you energy
  • Positivity - I know the old one about having a positive attitude, putting the positive spin on something, not being a negative nellie. You hear it so often cause it is true. Developing good health habits like going to the doctor, exercise, not smoking, you know all that. Be grateful for the blessings you DO HAVE, write a gratitude journal, it all DECREASES stress hormones

Those are just a few things for you to check off of to get a little boost in your energy. If you are healthy and IN BALANCE you should be alright. If you are DRAGGING I bet if you look at that list, one or several may be out of whack, PARTICULARLY the too much computer, not enough sleep, and eating donuts for lunch and coffee for breakfast. Don't lie. Ok, go out there and be a zoom zoom guy or gal. You can do it!!



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Gina Nugent
Donohue RE - Palm Beach, FL
Real Estate Agent - Palm Beach, FL

All your tips are very valuable and it is really just up to the individual to follow them.

I DO, however like to watch a fun show or something educational till my eyes start getting too heavy....

About the naps during the day: It is very rare that I take one, but if I do and it is longer than 1 hour it actually makes me not want to wake up for the rest of the day and I feel very groggy. For me the secret is to take about 30 min power naps......

Thanks for the post and happy holidays!


Dec 16, 2010 02:58 AM #36
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Gary nice post, I would add exercise your body, mind and soul to that list. Merry Christmas

Dec 16, 2010 03:09 AM #37
Reg Gupton
Reg Gupton Inc. - Boulder, CO

Gary,  Great ideas.  And pretty easy to follow, too.

Dec 16, 2010 03:16 AM #38
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Great tips, Gary. I'd add: exercise in a way you enjoy. A good day hike once a week, with some yoga and a few easy runs tossed in perks me up immensely.

Dec 16, 2010 03:22 AM #39
Shari Song
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Federal Way, WA

Thanks Gary for the great post. It is good to be reminded of the things we need in our lives for balance although sometimes it is not always easy to do.

Lottie adds an important point. Exercise is essential in boosting energy.


Dec 16, 2010 03:54 AM #40
Anna Tolstoy
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Natick, MA

gary, great list, and great reminder. Seeing day light is often overlooked! (pun intended). In northern Europe (Sweden, Finland), where days are very short during winter time, people with depression and low energy level are "treated" with light - they have to look at a specific light source. 

Well, day light is still free, let's get out during the day and enjoy it! Even if you don't have any time at all - park at the farthest spot from your destination (the end of parking lot ALWAYS has spots, you know:)), and walk to your destination, slowly, looking around you - these minutes will add up and do wonders!

Dec 16, 2010 04:35 AM #41
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 24 Years in Real Estate!

Thanks for a perfect message for the new year.  I'm going to share this with my entire office at our Christmas party next week.....while we are eating carbs!  haha

Have a prosperous and energetic New Year!

Dec 16, 2010 04:48 AM #42
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Gary, great post!  I need to incorporate each of those tips into my life!  Thanks!

Dec 16, 2010 06:23 AM #43
John Howard
Century 21 LeMac Realty - Mountain Home, AR
GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614

Gary,  A Great reminder!  Back to the Gym tonite!  The gym membership was a sanity saver for me this past year.

Dec 16, 2010 08:03 AM #44
Brien Berard
Remax Professionals Laurel MD - Laurel, MD
Maryland Real Estate Agents - Laurel Real Estate

I think this is a great post, especially about the comments about passion and sleep.  I read an article in INC Magazine and one of the successful entrepenuers stated he always gets 7 hours of sleep....it is the one area he does not compromise on.

Dec 16, 2010 08:04 AM #45
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

What a timely reminder!  I have been busy & letting some of this stuff go.  I would also add regular exercise to the list!

Dec 16, 2010 08:04 AM #46
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Gary,  Ever notice how when things are going along well and there is plenty of business we seem to have a natural high ?  Hope your Holiday Season is the best ever !

Dec 16, 2010 08:37 AM #47
Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468

I have to have exercise. It is like my prozac!  Also, I would add to your list prayer. Great post. Thanks so much for this one!

Dec 16, 2010 10:10 AM #48
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
Thanks for that post Gary. Positive thoughts bring positive energy!
Dec 16, 2010 10:46 AM #49
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Right now I am feeling lackluster. I need to implement some of your suggestions.

Dec 16, 2010 12:16 PM #50
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Your post is a great reminder for all of us!

Dec 16, 2010 04:30 PM #51
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

I think exercise should be on the list, it naturally boosts your energy level!

Dec 16, 2010 05:25 PM #52
Donna Paul
Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast - Dix Hills, NY
Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate

Gray your always on target: thanks for sharing your post lets us look at how much we need to take a look at how we spend our time. To boost my energy level I do Exercise.... Just like Catherine said.

Dec 17, 2010 01:14 AM #53
Dub Walters
Real America - Newnan, GA

Thanks for the advice. I could always be better with my nutrition.

Dec 17, 2010 01:54 AM #54
Peggy Wester
Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County

Such excellent reminders for all of us, Gary. I'm getting a little better at some, but not so much with others. This gives me some much-needed motivation, though. Thanks!

Dec 18, 2010 03:34 AM #56
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