Help me get my groove back
September 17, 2013 6:43 AM Subscribe
I have been working at the limits of my abilities for a decade or more. I am running out of steam and need a long break, but family and work responsibilities prevent that. What immediate, short-term tricks do people have to boost their energy levels?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (20 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I have been working very hard at a variety of responsibilities (family, paid work, voluntary work) for a long time - 10-15 years. I get stuff done quickly and well, so I tend to accumulate work, often when other people fail. I would easily "work" for 60-80 hours a week. I get occasional vacations but rarely for more than a week.
I have an unsupportive work environment, family members with significant health issues and a toddler to look after. I also have significant long-term projects to complete, largely on my own initiative. My time, money and flexibility are very limited. I can change very little of this immediately.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel: I have a long-term plan to dig myself out of this, including obvious changes like more exercise, sleep and meditation, and I am making good progress but it is not fun and I find it difficult to maintain motivation, momentum and energy. My question is, what quick, simple things have you done when you've needed a boost to push over the line?