“I am a procrastinator, sleepy, always tired, and I am 20. How can I end this permanently?” ~ Tina, Baltimore
I think we can all identify with being sleepy and tired, and with procrastination. Kudos to you in advance for reaching out for help.
Being sleepy and tired can be symptoms of an underlying problem, so have your health checked with a professional. That being said, I’ve found the following things to be of great help to creating unlimited energy.
- Get 7-8 hours of restful sleep each night. Insomniacs, use lavender oil!
- Start and end the day with gratitude, which will ground, relax and center your being.
- Eat a healthy diet comprised mainly of fruits and veggies, and avoid sugar, caffeine and processed foods.
- Exercise within 30 minutes of waking each day, even if it’s just for 15 minutes. Move! Movement will waken your sleepy body and send hormones throughout that will energize and revitalize you. Do it even when you’re tired- especially in the morning.
As for procrastination, that usually happens when we have to do something, rather than wanting to do something. Look at what you’re putting off and ask yourself, “Do I want to do this? Is this fun for me?” If the answer is YES, then get started. When you remember the “why” behind why you’re doing something, it often becomes easier.
If you don’t want to do it, make different choices in life that will allow you to do that which you enjoy. Perhaps that means a change in your job, relationship, health, etc. Make change your friend and do what brings you joy. When you’re having fun at what you’re doing, you’ll find you no longer procrastinate and actually look forward to “work”.
Above all, remember that you were born whole, perfect in all ways. You are an infinite being with unlimited potential. You are not your problems. Tap into THAT and you’ll find unlimited energy to get the job done and live an inspired life.
Gail Lynne Goodwin