Level up your energy state

Updated: Aug 22, 2020

So you've had a long week - too much work, unfinished business, uncleaned rooms. You're exhausted and always sleepy. You finally get a few days off, but you are literally spent.

Your energy state is at an all time low. The lack of sleep makes it worst, but too much sleep perpetuates the vicious cycle. So you wait for the day when energy rebounds so that you can finally go exercise or clean your room, but it never comes. NOTHING is working!

Perhaps you believe that your energy is limited, that it simply drains like your cell phone battery? Not true. Not if you believe energy can be created.

Mental, physical and spiritual energy can all be created, even if it is continuously used throughout the day. New energy can be created, but it all starts with knowing that you have such potential.

"Life isn't a zero-sum game," says Milton Friedman. The great economist talked of wealth creation - such that if person A profits, it's not because person B forfeits it, but it is because person A created the wealth by being useful to person B; thus, person A utilises his/her potential for the benefit of person B. Energy creation follows the same principle - today's you does some work to benefit tomorrow's you, which when performed in a repetitive loop the future you is rewarded a massive creation of new energy.

Now that you're thinking, you could begin by doing simple work: a task that interests you or an activity you might enjoy.

  • it could very well be washing your car weekly

  • or sorting all of your clothing into neat little piles

  • hanging on the monkey bar daily, which gradually turns into mini pull-ups

  • for some, it could be skipping breakfast to fast intermittently

  • it might even be smiling and nodding to anyone you meet in the elevator

Pick one or two, and keep doing it. Do not let up. As you get used to the simple work, harder and more complicated work can be achieved. Your method of energy creation evolves.

Eventually, it'll start to feel better as you keep building on the momentum.

Every time you do or say something right (for yourself), it raises your energy state. With time and effort, you arrive at a different place in life, where your energy state exponentiates and resembles that of an epic wave, as compared to a tiny ripple - right when you just realised that energy can indeed be created.

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