The 12 golden Tips for more inner strength
When you are chronically tired and/or have burnout symptoms, the following tips will help you recover your balance and your inner strength.
1. Learn to listen to your body and act from your intuition
Your body exactly indicates what is right for you. Learn to listen to these subtle intuitive impulses. The pelvis, your base, plays a major role in this. As your body indicates that you have to go to the toilet, it also indicates when it is time to go to bed, to leave a party, to pick up a challenge, to stay in a relationship or to leave. As soon as you are more aware of these subtle messages, you can also live more in line with these messages coming from your body.
2. Choose a lifestyle that really suits you
People tent to lose themselves in ideal images. However, this image does not always fit who you actually are as a person. For example, you think happiness comes when you have financial security and social confirmation via a job as a lawyer. The idea is that it earns a lot of cash and has a particular status. Nothing wrong with that profession as such, but check for yourself if this path makes you happy and fits your personality. Again, your body tells you exactly what’s good for you. Always follow your heart, because then you will feel empowered and at home in your body.
3. Allow yourself to have a shitty day
Sometimes things go well, sometimes things don’t. It’s life, sometimes things go differently than expected, you feel depressed, angry, sad, fragile. Allow yourself down time, be kind to yourself and give yourself full space to feel bad for a while. Release it, don’t fight a bad mood. It is not a problem, it is life as it is. If you let it be what it is, by giving it space instead of suppressing it, it is over before you know it. Be inspired by young children, they fall, pain, ouch, crying as if the world is going to end and before you know it, they are back on their feet and continue playing.
4. Take your problems seriously
If you have physical, psychological, emotional or financial problems, take action. Take good care of yourself, seek help if needed and take yourself, your health and your happiness seriously. Work on the things that require attention and that are holding you back from experiencing happiness. Go for a high quality life.
5. Celebrate your victories
Take your time and pay attention to what has gone well. Your successes, your progress, the difficult decisions and steps you have taken. Don’t be too modest. Your system is based on reward. Reward yourself for small and big successes. You will see that you are becoming more motivated to do more.
6. Develop a winning mindset
Imagine that one of your heroes, a winner in your perception, is standing in your shoes. Oprah, Richard Branson, Tony Robins, or whoever inspires you. Feel how that person feels. What is his/her attitude to the world and to him/herself? What choices does he or she make? What is important and what is unimportant? Feel the abundance, the self-confidence, the peace, the strength, the certainty and positive energy! Let yourself be inspired on a regular basis and let it become your own daily reality.
7. Surround yourself with positive people in positive environments
Choose an environment, job, friends, partner and leisure activities that empower you and influence you positively. The impulses you daily get determine your outlook on life and on yourself. Active, positive and solution-oriented people motivate you to adopt the same attitude. People who appreciate you give you a positive feeling about yourself, positive messages from the world give you a hopeful view of the world. Positive friends, who are good at creating a beautiful life for themselves, give you strength and inspiration. Keep your system clean.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Manage your environment consciously.
8. Regularly be grateful for the beautiful things in your life
You can interpret life in a thousand and one ways. It’s a free choice. I suggest gratitude. Gratitude induces a positive open relationship with yourself, your environment and your situation. The more you focus on your riches, the beautiful things in your life and cultivate a grateful attitude towards those things, the more your view of yourself and the world wil change for the better too. Make it a daily practice to thank life/ God for what you receive. This brings strength, serenity and joy of life.
9. Keep your body in good condition
The condition of your body is of great influence on your energy level, inner strength and feeling of happiness. Exercise regularly, eat healthy and take necessary rests. Create circumstances that promote this active behavior, for example you sign in for a sports event you need to train for or work out together with somebody else. Furthermore reserve time to rest, to recharge your body.
10. Take good care of yourself and give yourself the best
Treat yourself like you treat your best friend. Self love, appreciation and acceptance of yourself as you are is the key to rest, stability and inner strength. By actively caring for yourself and to feel what this does for you, promotes compassion for yourself. This compassion increases your willingness to stand in the midst of life and to go full for yourself.
11. Make mindfulness a playful everyday habit
Mindfulness means nothing more than to focus your attention not on the mind but to simply be aware of what you are doing and experiencing in this moment. Do it playfully, with interest and curiosity. Engage in direct experience with the impulses, images, sounds, bodily sensations, emotions, breath etc in that moment… If you walk, then walk with 100 percent attention, if you shower, feel the water, feel your hands caress your body, hear the hurtle of the water and enjoy the experience. Your attention moves more and more from the storm in your head to real life as it manifests in this moment. You will notice that in real life there is often a lot less drama than your head wants you to believe.
12. Meet the promises with yourself
Do you have something to do, do it, time and time again. Don’t procrastinate or not do it at all . By being faithful to yourself and keeping your own intentions, you increase your confidence in yourself and create a fresh, strong relationship with yourself. It’s nice to be able to count on someone and certainly if that someone is you!
Life is short, make it beautiful! Namaste