How Challenges Help You Tap into a Wellspring of Time Energy™

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Time Energy™ enhances each moment.

Can your challenges offer a wellspring of energy?


Recently I’ve been writing about the power of Time Energy™ and how it helps you make the most of each moment.

At its core, this boils down to a matter of tapping into an abundant wellspring of energy and self-motivation that you have with you always.

And while it may be a natural instinct to shrink from new challenges, embracing them actually increases your Time Energy™.

Why Do Challenges Tap a Wellspring of Time Energy™? 

It’s all in how you choose to respond. Your perspective is a powerful determinant of your experience and of the range of choices that you give yourself.

If you don’t recoil from a challenge, you’ll notice how it prompts inventive and original approaches.  In fact, once you engage, new potentials that you’d never imagined have the opportunity to unfold.

The happy news is that opening up and welcoming unique challenges opens wellsprings of potential in your mind. Creativity soars as you make new connections. Your confidence in your resourcefulness and agility grows, and that, in turn, fuels even more creativity.

Time Energy™ thrives on the flow that evolves when you give your full attention to the moment. So proactive participation invigorates you.

And who doesn’t enjoy that glow of wellbeing?

Rote habit clogs the wellspring…

If you measure effectiveness strictly as units of work accomplished, you may be tempted to “save” energy by cruising on autopilot.

You pay a hidden cost when you take this short cut.  Any time you merely go through the motions, you actually deplete your Time Energy™. That’s because you’re not all there.

Instead of vibrant and creative connections, your mind operates by rote. You go through the motions on the assembly line of habit. Your attention is divided, at best, and your body language often cues you into what’s happening. Notice when you start slumping in your seat, yawning and fidgeting. Then it’s time to reboot.

Reboot with this Quick Exercise.

When you catch yourself sliding into autopilot mode, try this stimulating exercise to tap your wellspring of Time Energy™:

  • Breathing deeply from your belly, stand tall or sit up straight. Reach both arms out to the side, and feel them lengthen.  As you slowly relax your arms, what do you feel? Warmth, spaciousness or something else?
  • Next, bring a current challenge to mind. Envision yourself working on it. What ways do you feel attracted to this? What parts make you want to retreat?
  • Notice what you learn about yourself in this moment.
  • Now, where would you like to extend your learning curve? Brainstorm some options that would stretch your comfort zone in beneficial ways.
  • Create concrete, small and realistic action steps to invite new learning. If possible, start in on your initial step right away (or schedule an exact time to begin).

Compare how you feel with your state of mind before the exercise. Feeling better? That’s your wellspring of Time Energy™, refreshing your outlook.

And here’s more help for you…

Have you had times in your life that just felt good to you? Moments that you would go back to if you could? I call this your ‘Ideal Day” and it’s different for each of us.

What do you picture when you imagine something like that for yourself? Are you peaceful and quiet? Maybe you’re focused and fully engaged in a project or pursuit. The answers will be unique to you, but what’s always the same, though, is that it’s something you can give yourself whenever you choose.

So, let me introduce my new E-Guide titled Living Your Ideal Day: How to Move Past Barriers and Find Your Way to More Time, Space and Energy.

This E-Guide and its bonus checklist offer a path to deeper self-knowledge along with practical, heart-based time wisdom. Ready to become an expert in living your time to its fullest? Living Your Ideal Day will get you started.

Click here if you’re ready to discover more right now.


  1. Dear Paula, thank you for this. In April of this year, I was charged with a new leadership position at work. I have experienced both the wellspring and the overwhelm associated with such (positive) challenges. Things have finally slowed down a bit and I am trying to use the time to reflect and to plan ahead based on the newly found knowledge from my reflection. Key here has been a reconnection to, quite frankly, my body. Mindful breathing, eating, listening to important cues about when I need to take a break and when I need to call it a day. (The latter still poses a challenge for me!) Your posts continue to help, and I am very grateful for them!

    • Thank you, David. I am very glad that you continue to find this information helpful. And congratulations on your new position. I can relate to that ‘calling it a day’ challenge, AND it sounds like you are making great progress. Good to hear from you!

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