Active Energy

Active Energy. How to dramatically increase your active energy throughout the day.

As William James noted, ‘Compared with what we ought to be, most of us are only half-awake. We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources. Our energy is far below the maximum.’

What is Active Energy

It is a type of energy produced by motion. Triggered by your brain’s alertness switches, it helps you build stamina reserves and strengthens your ability to recover quickly from challenges.

When energy is generated by action in simple ways here and there throughout the day, you can lose excess body fat automatically, even while you sleep. As you increase energy you also improve your metabolism, the processes of making new energy molecules in your brain and body.

In contrast, the opposite is reserved energy: when you drive instead of walk, sit instead of stand, watch television instead of exercise. Most of us put most of our time into reserved energy.

Benefits of Active Energy

However, as Robert Cooper notes, your energy must be switched on from hour to hour. Your metabolism relies on these small energy switches to keep you active, vigorous and vital. As detailed in his excellent research, here are the benefits:

  1. Peak alertness with physical vigor and mental drive throughout the day
  2. Increased ability to lose weight even while you sleep
  3. Better self-regulation of moods and motivation
  4. Greater ability to handle pressure
  5. Extraordinary attentiveness to people and tasks
  6. Increased confidence and ingenuity in facing challenges
  7. Heightened ability to unwind and relax
  8. Exceptional stamina all day long
  9. Deeper sleep and rest

How to create more energy that is active

Here are the steps I found the most effective.

Involve yourself fully in every task

Always have a clear purpose for every task you do. Ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ You will be most actively energetic when you do something that you feel is highly meaningful and exciting. Then involve yourself fully.

Shift your gaze every 30 minutes

Blink your eyes and gaze at more distant objects for a few moments every 30 minutes. Especially for those of you who spend a lot of time on the computer, make sure you shift focus once every thirty minutes. Accumulated eyestrain results from the overuse of the tiny muscles in the human eye, and is a major cause of fatigue and tension.

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