It is important to set aside time for yourself. Taking time out will help restore energy levels and get rid of all the negative influences in life that conspire to drain energy. Focus on the positive rather than the negative. Think of something you really enjoy doing and then build in time to do it. It could be anything from brushing up a rusty language or indulging in cooking a special dish, to studying an Open University course or making a regular date to walk with friends. Hopefully you will experience a renewed vitality, which will in itself generate even more zest and energy. So start practicing now!