START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Increasing Energy: A HeartMath Tip

  • 1 of 3
Increasing Energy: A HeartMath Tip

Do you want more energy for summer fun and the things you love to do?

Eat smart and exercise regularly. That’s what people generally believe is a successful formula for maintaining a good supply of energy. This is what I always thought, too. This formula is a great start, but millions of people who follow this regimen nevertheless find their energy drained by the end of the day or week. I was one of them until I took a closer look and learned why this kept happening to me.

Do you ever wake up from a good night’s sleep and almost immediately begin dreading your day because you’ve got either a load of work at the office, a meeting scheduled with someone you’d rather avoid, a million things to do and you believe things will never change? How many of these anxious thoughts and emotions have you had before you climbed out of bed? At a time when you’re supposed to be rested and ready to venture forth, you’ve already begun spending precious energy, and your day has barely started. When I became conscious of this in myself, I knew I needed to stop that energy drain.

Research at the Institute of HeartMath and elsewhere has shown that it turns out that our thoughts and feelings are as important to us as the food and drink we consume. It is our mental and emotional diets that determine our energy levels, health and well-being to a greater extent than most people realize.

  • 1 of 3

Read more: General Health, Health, Mental Wellness, Nourishing the Heart, Stress, , , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Sara, from Institute of HeartMath

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.

37 comments

+ add your own
8:56PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Thank you!

5:32PM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

Good advice, but don't forget a good nights sleep of 8 hours also helps.

2:34PM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

Thanks for the reminder that it's a matter of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual balance.

11:45AM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

Thank you very much for your interesting article

10:07PM PDT on Jul 15, 2011

These are nice tips and I'm passing them on to a couple of people. Thank you for sharing them.

4:15PM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

A big thank you to Carina Engstrom for the green star and an inspiring comment - you go girl and keep pouring out that positive energy..

6:26AM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

Wow I think I have been doing something right all alone I love to get up in the morning! It is the best part of my day. I tend to be a pretty positive person so that may have a lot to do with it. I also find a couple power naps during the day keep me charges. However I live in a low stress world. I just cant allow Stress to invade my space.

4:13AM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

love heartmath---wish more schools used it!

12:34AM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

interesting article thanks

11:08PM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

This is great, and I wish there were more suggestions about that waking up time. I find it key to my day, and when I wake up with anxiety it can be tough to step out of it. I'd love to hear more about other folks' successes.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Don't worry. Your health insurance will change and your Dr. will no longer accept your health insura…

I lived where mine blew apart and I found it in a tree....!

Unfortunately in our case, there is nothing affordable about the "Affordable" Care Act. My husband'…

Good ideas, apart for us personally hiding the food. As soon as ANY cupboard or fridge door is open…

“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not be…

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.