Live. Well. Green.

Episode 83: How to manage your energy

May 03, 2023 Kristina Hunter Episode 83
Live. Well. Green.
Episode 83: How to manage your energy
Show Notes

“I am worried about burning out.” is something I hear often, and this is a completely valid concern. After all, environmental and social justice work can be taxing both emotionally and physically.

So, how do we tackle this very important, and necessary work without putting our own physical and mental health in jeopardy? Well, it turns out there are proven tactics with plenty of medical literature to support that it truly works.

Now, these things do fall into the broad category of “self-care”, but before you hit pause and never come back to this episode, it is not necessarily the stuff that you might think of when you hear the term “self-care”, and yes, there is plenty of self-care junk science to be found on social media.

However, here is what is supported by evidence in the medical literature:

  • sleep
  • food
  • exercise
  • time in nature
  • meditation / mindfulness
  • gratitude
  • play / flow
  • community
  • finding meaning

Each one of these is interesting to note, but how do we actually do it consistently when things are getting tough? There are important lessons to consider. But perhaps most important of all is that, as beings of this planet, we deserve to also be cared for. This is actually an essential part of doing environmental and social justice work.

Have a listen for the details on how to approach creating your personalized self-care kit and what that can look like. 

Here are a few more links that you will find useful.

Moving for the joy of it

Reduce your eco-anxiety with this technique

If you are interested in exploring these issues further, head on over to my website, KristinaHunterFlourishing.com.

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