According to research, being out in nature not only makes us feel better emotionally, it contributes to our physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. It may even reduce mortality, which demonstrates that getting into the great outdoors not only makes us feel good, it makes a difference to our health and happiness.  

But who has time to take a nature walk every day? How can we, as leaders, produce the same positive effects for ourselves and our teams that nature provides? Though most don’t realize, it is possible once we learn to master our energy levels.

Every emotion we feel has a vibrational frequency that can be measured in our magnetic field. Emotions such as anger, guilt, shame, grief, apathy, and depression register at a frequency of 200 and below. This is the frequency at which cells in our body deteriorate and die. Whereas further up the scale love, joy, optimism, gratitude, peace, hope, and willingness resonate at frequencies as high as 700.

In simple terms, if we consistently reach for these higher frequency feelings, and consciously chose to feel good rather than bad, our overall health and wellbeing will improve. I call it the Feel-Good Factor.

What percentage of the last 24hours did you spend feeling good? – feeling love, joy, optimism, gratitude, peace, hope, and willingness. Because that percentage is a clear indication of whether you’re lighting up and leading your teams successfully.

One of our responsibilities as leaders is to inspire our people. And since we can’t get them out every day into nature to lift their spirits, we can be a shining example of the Feel-Good Factor.

Energy is the new currency. Unless we master our energy levels consistently, we can never be leaders who make a difference. So, let’s lift our heads and our long faces and reach higher with the Feel-Good Factor and get that energy buzzing.