June 2013 issue: Take charge to recharge

It’s no surprise that those who lack energy lack a lot of other things in life

Complete Wellbeing June 2013 issue cover

Somewhere along the journey from childhood to adulthood, most adults lose their energy and vitality. Physically intensive activities that were once exciting and thrilling seem like an onerous proposition. Even simple tasks, such as climbing stairs and walking around a bit, are exhausting. Accompanied by this loss of energy is a decline in their overall wellbeing—the skin has lost its sheen, the eyes, their sparkle. Emotionally too, they feel drained.

But then, once in a while, they come across a 70-year-old grandmom, whose skin glows and eyes twinkle like a child, even as she runs around the market with her grandchildren, or does more laps in the swimming pool than even some youngsters. They envy her vigour for life—it makes them nostalgic. They reminisce their younger days when they jumped around all day and but never felt tired. And then they resign themselves to their lethargy-filled, lacklustre existence.

This lack of energy isn’t an isolated phenomenon. It permeates every aspect of an individual’s life. It’s no surprise then that those who lack energy lack a lot of other things in life. As Daniel Webster, a leading American statesman, said, “Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.”

If you are among those who think that your energy levels are not up to the mark, but miss your get-up-and-go days, it’s time to take charge—to recharge your life. The good news is that recharging is not difficult. You have come equipped with amazing potential for physical, mental and emotional vitality. All you need to do is to follow a few simple guidelines with conviction and you’ll be back on track—figuratively and literally.

Trending this month is a story by Marilyn Joyce, the woman who’s known as The Vitality Doctor. An international radio and TV personality, Marilyn shares with you five keys to unlimited energy and vitality. She believes that being truly healthy, fit and vibrantly energised is the sum total of all that we do, each and every day—mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. “Your daily habits must nourish your body, mind, heart and soul,” she writes, as she reveals the energy code—simple but effective 5-minute strategies will help you boost your energy levels to the maximum.

Here’s a deal you can make with yourself: Read Marilyn’s advice, and follow it for 45 days without a break. You’ll find that not only has your vitality quotient has gone up but the quality of your life has improved several shades. Try it!

P.S. If any article in Complete Wellbeing triggers a positive change in you, I urge you to share it with us so that your experience can inspire other readers

Manoj Khatri
Manoj Khatri has spent the last two decades learning, teaching and writing about wellbeing and mindful living. He has contributed over 1500 articles for several newspapers and magazines including The Times of India, The Economic Times, The Statesman, Mid-Day, Bombay Times, Femina, and more. He is a counseling therapist and the author of What a thought!, a critically acclaimed best-selling book on self-transformation. An award-winning editor, Manoj runs Complete Wellbeing and believes that "peace begins with me".


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