If we think of the metaphor of a snow globe that has been shaken, for some it will feel like the snow is whirling around in their minds like a blizzard. What can the coach enable them to consider that might let the particles settle a little? A few (very basic) basics might be:
- Can they become more aware of how they are feeling energy-wise
- Could they think about what is good for them, for their energy, and try to do this just once a day for a small amount of time (or more if possible)
- Considering when something must go, when they need to say ‘no’ to someone or something that will further deplete their energy
- Trying to get outside in the light and if possible be in nature
They might benefit from doing deeper work on the emotional and cognitive influences on their energy, exploring what is draining or leading to inappropriate high energy, for example, identifying the stories that swirl around their head which makes matters worse.
And if December and early January isn’t a time of rejuvenation for the client when might this be instead? What might recovery involve? What practices can be built into daily schedules that are rejuvenating on a regular basis?
More can be read about this in my book ‘Coaching for Optimal Energy: A guide for executive coaches’.