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Hi. It's Gail Bennell here. Today, I'd like to talk to you about energy and energy cycles. Now, I have noticed in myself that at some times, I have enormous amounts of energy and I find myself waking up after only five or six hours' sleep, 5 AM and bursting out of bed, working on my business with enormous amounts of energy, then finish at 8:00 am and going to my regular day job and being able to cope with less sleep than I normally can, getting up early. I am not a morning person and just having this incredible focus.
Then at other times, I don't have that at all. If I could sleep 'til lunch time, I really would. I find myself barely able to drag myself out of bed. I really don't have the focus or the energy to work on my business, the ideas that I have aren't flowing and I beat myself up a little bit. What is going on? Why am I so lazy? Why can't I get my stuff together? Why can't I just do this all the time?
I've been watching myself over the last couple of years, five or six years, I've really noticed that I have seasonal energy patterns. Now, this time of year is my energy time. It's spring. Things are bursting from the earth. I live in the cold, southern climates of Australia so in winter, there's not a lot of daylight. The daylight is lengthening out. There's this promise of summer and fun and warmth. The days are getting a little bit warmer, although, it doesn't really look like it today. I get this incredible boost of energy where I have amazing amounts of focus and I get the things I want done. Only a few weeks ago, a month ago, dragging myself out of bed was hard, having ideas, not happening and I had really low energy.
Now I've noticed in summer for me, although there's plenty of daylight, I'm not all that focused on work. I want to get out there and enjoy the summer and the daylight, and I want to be outside, soaking up the sunshine and that's my kind of energy, that time of year. Then after that, I go into a little bit of a hibernation period every winter and my energy shrinks in and it's like I described it earlier this year like I was in a cocoon. I could feel the potential, but I couldn't get out of the cocoon. You wouldn't expect an insect, a butterfly to get out of their cocoon before they're ready. They're building up all this amazing energy so that they can become a butterfly.
Have you ever noticed this in yourself at different times of the year, you have different types of energy and that it's really different to the energy that you have at other times a year? I'd really love to know how this affects you and how it affects your business, your business planning. If you haven't noticed this, how it might affect your business and affect how you plan your business across the year. Really interesting and fascinating conversation to have. Leave your comments so other people can learn from what's worked for you or your insights or ask questions as well how you can find out more about how this might work for you.
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