What would you do if you had an endless supply of energy? Would you run a marathon every day or swim the ocean in one fell swoop? If these scenarios seem too good to be true, it’s because they are. None of us has access to an endless supply of energy.
However, there are actionable steps you can take to maximize the amount of energy you do have.
To begin building energy, it’s important to understand the building blocks of the energy you already have available by taking a closer look at your health. Improving and optimizing your health is a lifelong investment that will give you greater energy and fulfillment.
Why Health = Energy
Your metabolism is the process in which your body converts food into energy. People who have a faster metabolism are less likely to accumulate fat and have more lean muscle mass. They require more energy for their body to perform basic functions and also have more energy to spend. Those with higher metabolisms need to eat more food and give their bodies more fuel, just to stay functional. Even if they don’t exercise throughout the day, a person with a faster metabolism needs more fuel than someone with a slower metabolism. People who have high energy are therefore able to use their metabolism to their advantage.
Inversely, a person with a slower metabolism uses less energy. They have less energy to expend, and therefore need less fuel to function. They also tend to accumulate fat more easily than those with high metabolisms.
While metabolism is only one aspect of your overall health, remember that better health equals more energy.
Why Optimized Health = Optimized Energy
Carrying this equation forward, you can see that if you’re able to optimize the state of your health, you can optimize and maximize your energy levels.
When you optimize your health, your body will no longer have to spend a large amount of energy trying to heal itself from illness, disease, or injury.
Many people are able to achieve their optimal health through consistent nutrition and exercise habits. Some habits of naturally energetic people include:
- Getting adequate sleep (7-9 hours each night)
- Drinking enough water
- Spending time outside
- Limiting caffeine and alcohol
- Maintaining a positive mindset
Although you don’t have to make all these lifestyle adjustments overnight, gradually adopting them into your routine can help you improve your health over time.
Optimized Energy + Optimized Application = Maximized Potential
If you find yourself in a state where you have an optimized amount of energy, consider trying to look for ways to use that supply of energy effectively. With high levels of energy, you may find that you’re able to focus for longer periods of time. You may be able to work harder or access more creativity.
Use this additional energy to set and achieve new goals. Work on that new business plan. Write the book you’ve always wanted to. Start that charity you really believe in. Oftentimes, taking a step in the right direction helps you see new ways to expend the energy you have.
What this results in is maximized potential. When you’re able to optimize your level of energy and then correctly apply it to your life, you’ll feel empowered to meet your highest potential.
Think to yourself, what does my maximum potential look like?
If you’re on a journey to optimize your health and energy, start practicing ways to apply these resources now. Get into the habit of meeting your full potential by starting today.
Maximize Potential = Ultimate Fulfillment
When you maximize your potential, you may suddenly find yourself facing an abundance of opportunities. In fact, simply taking a positive step towards improving your life puts you well ahead of many others, and understanding the control you have over how your life turns out can have several positive repercussions.
Fulfillment is a tricky thing to understand, and scientists and researchers have been studying it for years. Having autonomy and a direction for your life can certainly contribute to feelings of fulfillment, but reaching your maximum potential can help you feel even more fulfilled.
Remember, maximized potential can spread across every area of your life. Although it’s exciting to reach your maximum potential as an attorney, CFO, or entrepreneur, you can extend this to other areas of life as well.
Try imagining what your maximum potential looks like for healthy relationships in your life. What is your maximized potential for being a good parent? How can you maximize your potential for quality, lifelong friendships?
When you reach your maximized potential in all areas of your life, you’ll understand what true fulfillment feels like.
The Bottom Line
Improving and optimizing your health is a lifelong investment that will give you higher energy and greater fulfillment. By investing in your energy supply right now, you’re creating ripple effects that will impact your whole life.
When do you feel like you have the greatest amount of energy? What steps are you going to take to increase the energy you have? Let us know in the comments below!