(And help your team regain theirs too!)
How are your energy levels at the moment? Are you feeling drained and flat? Lacking positivity?
As a leader, the energy you bring into each interaction interaction/virtual meeting effects the energy levels of your team and those around you.
So here are 3 simple steps to regain your own energy at work and to help your team regain theirs too.
- Simple self-awareness
Firstly, become more self-aware of the energy you are experiencing in your body throughout the day. Every time you make a drink, go to the bathroom, or stop work for any reason, just take a moment to close your eyes and notice how you are feeling in your body. Is your neck stiff? Do you feel stressed? Are you feeling overwhelmed or frustrated? Do you feel heavy and tired?
- Re-focusing our thoughts
When we focus on things we love to do at work and the people we enjoy working with, we automatically start to fill our bodies with more energy. So write a list of the things you enjoy about your job, the people you love to interact with and why. Also write a list of the reasons you are grateful for your work right now. Do not include ANYTHING that is negative – just all the positive things.
- Building energy through thoughts
Keep this positive list above your desk/ by your bed and read every morning. Go back and read it any time you identify that you are feeling low on energy or frustrated, anxious or bored at work. Read it as many times as you can throughout the day to keep building your energy and to ensure that you don’t run thoughts that drain your energy.
Thoughts that drain our energy are not necessarily untrue, they are just not helpful to us. They could be things like ‘I hate my job but I’m stuck here’, ‘I hate my boss, he/she doesn’t rate me, ‘I’m too tired to do this’, ‘what’s the point of this?’, ‘I’m not valued here’ etc.
If you recognise any of these sorts of thoughts, then just take these Three Steps and keep doing them and notice how at the end of your day you feel less tired.
Just by raising your own energy and positivity, you will help your team and anyone who you work with to also feel better, whether that’s through an online meeting or in person. You can also use this exercise for your team, so as a group you are all really building positive energy at work.
If you’d like any further tips or have any questions, please – as always – feel free to message me!