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Energy Shift
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Energy Shift

Don't try this at work :)

Let's take a long, deep breath.

Nice.

Let's take another longer, deeper breath.

I hope you're having a great one.

The focus of this Shift is managing your energy level.

A variety of strategies can move your energy level around.

Today, we're going shift our attention in different ways while noticing how alive and awake we feel.

Can you feel the air on your skin right now, for example?

If you want to shift into a better energy state, noticing your body is helpful.

Take your shirt off if you need help feeling the air brushing against your skin.

If you walk with your shirt off, you'll more clearly feel air brushing against your skin.

Take another deep breath and feel the air on your skin.

Are you fully present to the sensations?

Next, notice the thoughts flowing through your mind for a few seconds.

Are your thoughts swirling at a fast or slow pace right now?

Unless it's intentional (if you’re in your creative zone, for example) fast, swirling thoughts usually mean that you’re not feeling present.

If you're feeling low energy, and you're having swirling thoughts, it’s likely a cue that you're not currently fully awake and present.

It’s the same principle when you close your eyes and listen.

Let's try that next.

Take another deep breath and close your eyes and listen as you notice your energy level.

Can you notice your energy level rising?

Even if listening with your eyes closed settles you down, it can also raise your available energy.

Can you feel your level of aliveness and awakeness growing as you listen?

Notice how alert you are?

Can you feel your presence raising your available energy?

Shifting into presence consolidates your available energy.

Let's listen to life and be fully present together for 30 seconds now.

Keep 100% of your attention on listening to life in this moment.

Good.

Whenever you're not in a good energy state, ask yourself: Am I present?

Take another long, deep breath.

Let’s just be here together for a little while longer, listening to life.

Allow your shoulders to relax.

Allow your body to relax fully.

Feel your body weight on whatever you're pressing against.

Just feel the weight of your body for a moment.

Good.

Take a few more deep breaths.

Again, focus 100% of your attention on listening to life.

Listen with your ears.

Listen with your body.

Be present with me for a while longer.

If you get distracted, Shift back into presence.

Place 100% of your attention on listening to life.

When gratitude starts to flow, you're in the sweet spot.

Perfect.

Now set your intention to be 100% present for the next hour of your life.

Make sure you feel your intention anchor in your body.

Nice.

You can shift your attention into the present moment to shift your energy anytime.

And, as a side-note, remember also that light is deeply connected to your physiology.

Bright light can help awaken you anytime too.

Bright light can lighten your inside world — not just your outside world.

So when it’s dark and you're feeling low on energy — or feeling stressed — go get some light in your eyes, and on your body, for a few minutes.

Bright light can accelerate your state shift too.

Have a great rest of your day.

I'll talk to you soon.

Stay present,

Sean


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OnePerfect Shift is an audio letter from a psychologist that shifts you into a better state of mind anytime. Each post gives you a fresh look at your relationship to your mind and reminds you how much control you can have over your life experience.
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