What you need to get your power back

Feeling flat or a little under the weather?

Or maybe you’re waking up and not jumping out of bed in the morning.

Is there a simple, easy solution to finding our mojo and getting a little refreshed and recharged in the process?

You may be wondering if you need a detox, a retreat, a special diet?

What if there was something better?

While there is no magic bullet, there is a simple trick that I find helps nearly everyone and it involves asking yourself the following question.

Do you have something to look forward to?

to look forward

It’s a simple yes or no question.

If the answer is no, then the simple solution is to make having something to look forward to a priority.

Seriously, pick something and then commit to making it happen.

Now it doesn’t have to be fancy, cost a lot of money, or take a lot of time.

But what I do recommend is make it meaningful, memorable, or even a little bit magical.

It could be:

  • Setting aside the time to catch up with a long lost friend
  • Try making a new recipe and share it with your partner
  • Book yourself into a class or activity you have been wishing you could go to
  • Plan a holiday (even if it only involves dreaming at this stage, or could be one night staying with family, camping, or something more)
  • Set aside 30 minutes for your self-care activity that nurtures your soul (stretching, meditation, taking yourself out for a coffee)

The key thing is, it has to excite you or make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. 

It should feel fun, relaxing, enjoyable, and not stressful or exhausting.

So the first step is pick one thing!

Step two is make it a priority.

Step three is put it in the diary.

Step four is avoid the temptation to cancel as life gets busy leading up to it.

Step five is enjoy the moment when it arrives.

Step six is pick your next personal power plan.

And start all over again.

This will keep life interesting, inspiring and stop you from falling into the sweat and grind of groundhog day over and over again.

If you need some inspiration, check out some more ideas below and remember that not everything is for everyone, it just has to sound fabulous for you.

Download Personal Power Planner

How to use

Step one – pick everything in column one that sounds like something you would like to do

Step two – pick one thing you can do today for a quick pick me up

Step three – pick one thing you can do this week that feels refreshing

Step four – pick something you can keep up cyclically (either each day, week, or month) to keep the momentum going

Step five – pick something bigger that you can plan to do in the future (think 3-6 months from now, this may need a little more planning – but believe it or not, this is where lots of the enjoyment is had)

Remember don’t pick everything, then get disappointed if you don’t manage to get them all done.

Filling your diary with more and more things to do is likely to make you more frazzled and less energised, so we have to maintain a balance.