Use Repetitive Tasks at Work to Recharge Your Spiritual Batteries

Give yourself dozens of tiny boosts a day with these 3 simple concepts

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If you’re like me, you plug your phone into the charger about an hour before you leave the office. It’s nice to walk out prepared for what comes next with the battery charged up to 97, 98 percent.

Wouldn’t it be nice to walk out with your own battery charged almost all the way up, as well?

That can be hard to do. It’s called “work” for a reason. Many of us have jobs that involve doing the same thing over and over. It can be draining. It’s no fun to come home sapped of all your energy.

It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Today I’ll combine lessons, learned from three of my favorite authors, to show you how you charge your internal battery incrementally throughout the day.

Concept 1: We all use energy to communicate

At the microscopic level, humans are all just big bundles of energy, vibrating at particular frequencies. We constantly send energy out into the world. Whoever is vibrating at the same frequency we are will be sensitive enough to pick it up.

Loved ones often vibrate on the same frequency. This is how you “just know” that something is going on with your spouse or one of your kids, and call to make sure they’re OK.

However, you don’t just connect to other humans this way. You connect to every past version of you that existed at any moment in time. You also connect to every probable version of you that will exist at some moment in the future.

That power to connect offers a tremendous opportunity. You can visualize the best future version of yourself. What is that version doing, feeling, working on, being? In doing this, you can set your vibration to that of your desired future self, and draw that self to you.

I use this concept in my morning gratitude practice. I take a moment to feel my energy expanding out into the universe. I feel it attracting my best, most conscious self, so that I can rely on his intuition, wisdom, and guidance.

Just think, though — if doing this exercise once a day can raise your energy to an entirely new level, imagine if you found a way to do it throughout the day.

Concept 2: Kicking ass at your job raises the vibrational level at which you broadcast

Credit where credit is due: I learned this from Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. I went on to read a source Jen cited frequently, Wallace Wattles’ 1910 classic The Science of Getting Rich.

Many people see their day jobs as a chore they have to get done. They drag themselves out of bed and drive to work still half-asleep. They slog through the workday, counting the hours until it’s over. They count the calendar days until Friday.

Then they come home and wonder why they have no energy to work on their side hustles, social opportunities, and hobbies. They’ve been giving themselves negative suggestions all day long. They’ve been lowering their vibration.

Sincero and Wattles advise doing just the opposite. Where you are job-wise right now may not be your final, preferred destination. However, by kicking ass at whatever you’re doing right now, you raise your energy. You tell the universe, you’re going to kick ass at whatever it throws your way.

Send out that message, and the universe has no choice but to send all kinds of unexpected, luscious opportunities in your direction. That’s the way universal laws work.

More on this concept: A Side Hustle Mindset Increased My Work Output by 60%

Concept 3: Repetitive tasks = many opportunities to recharge

I learned this concept from Andrew Kap, who is the author of The Last Law of Attraction Book You’ll Ever Need. Andrew has a fantastic YouTube channel where he posts meditations, simple practices, and interviews with others in his field.

Andrew recently introduced a new method called The KO Method that is unbelievably simple. It was inspired by one of his students, a personal trainer. She’d finish the last rep of every weightlifting set with the exclamation, “Thank you, universe!”

Now, I personally don’t work out. I probably should, but I don’t. Also, “Thank you, universe!” is a bit airy-fairy for me. It feels like something I’m reciting rather than something I’m being.

I realized, however, the method was something I could adapt. I may not “get my reps in” at the gym, but I certainly do at work. I make summaries of 25 to 50 legal cases a day at my job. The conclusion of each summary is an opportunity to briefly connect with myself and the universe, and remind both of us that I’m kicking some ass.

As I finish a case, I return to my morning practice of sending out energy. I feel myself making contact with my future best self, inviting him in. I can actually feel our fingertips touching. I do this for 5 or so seconds, then I move on to the next summary.

What repetitive task do you have at your job where you could put this practice to use?

Give it a try!

To summarize, we’re combining

  • Reaching out with your energy to draw in your best future version
  • The concept that when you kick ass at work, you tell the universe your intention to kick ass at everything
  • Repetitive tasks at work (or otherwise) as reminders to connect with your best self throughout the day

Try out the exercise, and feel free to customize it to your heart’s content. If you come up with a variation that works even better for you, let me know in the comments!


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I write about writing, ideas, creativity, intuition, spirituality, life lessons. Ex-college teacher Twitter: @paulryburn

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