I know I have told you that the best way to plan your week is to figure out a time when your energy levels are high and that is when you will be able to absolutely slay. What I didn't tell you is that Wednesdays are my Mondays. It's like that in between where you're halfway into the week and there's no turning back, but not quite close enough to the weekend to be excited...yet!
But seriously, I am here to tell you that nobody has everything allllll figured out 24/7. My energy levels have been so low for the last 2 weeks. I have been wanting to take naps all the time. I finally allowed myself to take a nap yesterday and guess how long I slept for - 11 hours! Not even kidding.
Being the problem solver that I am I was racking my brain trying to figure out what was going on. I am so grateful my business besties were free this afternoon for a call to talk about this funk. When I got off of the phone, I started thinking about alpha females...
What words do you think of when you hear the words "alpha female"? Here's my list:
- Super Woman
- Not afraid to ask for what she wants
- Goal oriented
Then I took a look at what those words really mean to me in my own life. I was trying to do everything. I was laser focused on my goals. I was striving to do 10 times more than what I thought was possible. I was depriving myself of sleep because my reality is greater than my dreams.
But all of those things are giving. What was I receiving? Maybe I feel a little closer to success. Maybe I feel like I am accomplishing something. The truth is, I wasn't filling my cup at the same rate I was emptying it.
Even the alpha females in all of us need a little TLC every once in a while so that we can keep bossing!
So I made a list of words that describe some of the things I value as a woman:
Yes, I even put emotion on there. I absolutely love falling in love with everything! And if that means that sometimes my emotions tip a little too far the other way, then that is a risk I am willing to take to be able to have all the feels.
So, can an "alpha female" have it all? Can she be graceful and ask for what she wants at the same time?
I think the answer is YES!
We just need to work at it! Alpha means dominant so we naturally have a tendency to lean towards the characteristics that push us to give everything and then keep going. To embrace ourselves as an alpha female we need to ground ourselves, find balance, and fill our cups with all of those things that embody our femininity so the alpha can keep going.
So, you're probably wondering why the title of this blog was "One thing you can do to increase your energy levels today!"
While we need to fill our proverbial cups so we have something to pour from, we also need to literally fill our cups and drink from them!
Did you know that the feeling of thirst doesn't kick in until you are already mildly dehydrated? The nurse in me totally missed this major detail when I was trying to decipher why I was so exhausted this week. I seriously haven't ever been much of a water drinker, but today I made sure I drank plenty of water and guess what! I had significantly higher energy levels!!
So, if you're wondering why you don't feel like the energizer bunny maybe try drinking more and see if you can kick it into high gear! Let me know if it works for you too! I read every comment and every email.
If you want to know how you can be more productive with your new found energy levels you can get my top 6 tips here.
With hugs + gratitude,