Recently I have been traveling so much I have just not bothered to take my suitcase out of my bedroom. Why drag it downstairs (yes, we do have stairs in some houses in Los Angeles) to put it away and then bring it back up 3-5 days later. Travel is wonderful. I love it. But travel is also exhausting and I don’t love it.

I also noticed that I don’t like me or much else when I am deeply exhausted. Have you noticed that? Some of us get cranky, some get nasty, some weepy. But none of us get kinder, more loving, or caring when exhausted. So what should we do?

It’s not just the travel but when you go to conferences, seminars, retreats there is a tendency to want to be part of it all. Not to miss a class or session and then of course we need to schedule meetings in-between all of that - with people you need to connect with and people who need to connect with you. So we usually fill every minute including meals. No space for grace.

Create spaces and places where you can rejuvenate yourself. Essential oils are very helpful. I spray my room as soon as I arrive and keep on spraying others and myself. Great smells make us breath. Breathing is a good thing.

I am always amazed by the lack of yummy and nutritious food served at these events. They want us to don our magic capes, gather our super powers and power ourselves with what?

After the last six weeks I have come up with a plan that has sustained me most of the time. Make time to meditate even if only 20 minutes, get some exercise every day and I don’t mean walking between rooms. That does not count. Bring healthy snacks. Find out where the local Trader Joes and health food stores are and then go there. Oh, order a fridge for your room so you can keep real food there. Have things that will give you energy including your vitamins. Lots of Adrenal support, B vitamins for the vegetarians, minerals and a good (food grown or clinical nutrient) variety of vitamins, not from the drug store. They won’t sustain you. Then have some meetings where you walk and talk meaning that you find somewhere you can take a walk to while you connect. So much sitting not only gives us big butts but it makes us have sluggish circulation.

One of my new friends became an internet millionaire by 30 but he was glued to his desk and put on 60 pounds. Yikes, that is like being pregnant right? He has since released it and is looking for ways to maintain a much healthier lifestyle. And you? What are you doing to get up and get going? Is it on the dos or don’ts list? Meaning is it good for you in the long term or is it just a short term band-aid?

I want to live my life as if I was going to die tomorrow and yet have plans that will take another 50 years to do, contribute, serve, care for, delight in, enjoy and deeply love it all. And you? It ain’t as long as we think but when exhausted it seems to drag on forever. Make a pledge with me. Lets fight back and say yes to things that will take us the distance. I challenge you to make a list of things that will sustain and support you when you travel and one for every day. Then pick your top 5 and commit to do them. Tell someone else so they will help you with them. We are all more fun and productive when not exhausted. We should strive to be exalted, not exhausted.

~Gurutej Khalsa

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