I woke up this morning thinking about the many unfinished projects I needed to do, emails I wanted to send, and the seemingly endless pile of papers that needed to be filed.

Not always the best way to wake up. I immediately felt tired and overwhelmed.

But then I remembered a wonderful cd that I listened to several years ago that talked about how we store energy in our bodies. It was called Energy Anatomy by Caroline Myss.
While it was an amazingly insightful series that I enjoyed listening to, the part that still sticks with me today and that I still use in my daily life is thinking about our bodies as circuit boards and everything we have to do and all of the thoughts we have are plugs. We only have a certain amount of circuits - and just imagine how many circuits you have plugged in when you are feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed out.

When I start to feel this way, I first take a look at where my circuits are plugged in.
I take a moment to write down every plugged-in circuit I can think of - everything that is draining my energy.

Do I have emails to send that are weighing on me?
How about papers that are piling up?
Projects needing to be finished?
A house that needs to be cleaned?
Expense sheets to enter in?
Orders to make?
Friends to call and connect with?
Old thoughts and thoughts patterns creeping back in?
Hurts from the past still affecting me in the present?

The list can go on and on - we are all so busy and we all have so many circuits plugged in to so many things.

First simply become aware of these circuits.

Next visualize unplugging them.
See your body increasing with energy and vitality with each circuit unplugged.

Sundays are perfect days to clearing your circuits - are at least starting to.

You can start by clearing a chunk of time to sit down and batch as many circuits as you can into time chunks.
Send all of the emails in one chunk.
Clean the house in one chunk.
File the papers in one chunk.
Journal about past resentments and forgiveness in one chunk.

Just get started - you'll immediately feel the energy coming back!

It's so great to continue to check in with your body and mind to see where your circuits are plugged in. And then see if you can unplug anything. You'll continue to gain so much energy just by doing this!

So let's all start unplugging our circuits today!

Author's Bio: 

Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak; the upcoming book, Coming Back to Life: How an Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit; and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her amazing husband, Dan Teck. www.jodichapman.com