Tonic herbs are probably the quickest way to increase feelings of drive and ambition, especially in someone who feels "burnt-out". While there are other "thought-based" ways to feel more inspired, this is something you can try without having to necessarily "think your way" to success. They help to naturally bring in more inspired states of energy, which allows you to think more creatively and hopeful, without having to "swim upstream" so much by trying to think differently.
With regard to tonic herbs, many of them can be helpful. This article will focus on a few of them that work in different ways.
For drive and ambition, certain Jing tonics can really help. This is because they increase your deep energy reservoir known as Jing. This is essentially the core energy that you are born with but can be depleted through excessive stress. Jing is associated with the adrenals and kidney's as well as the reproductive system. Jing tonics are often known to increase reproductive power, which can be something to take note of.
Jing is very much connected to feelings of being grounded and having willpower. When we have a lot of jing, we feel more able to go out and do what whatever it is that we want to do. For many people, increasing Jing is one of the most powerful steps they can take to reinvigorate themselves.
Jing Tonics include:
He Shou Wu
Schizandra Berry - Known to increase Jing, Chi and Shen.
Chaga Mushroom - Chaga is very powerful for increasing feelings of well-being and overall motivation for many people.
Black Seseme Seed - You can buy these in many supermarkets and in health food stores.
For a more immediate energy that might be somewhat similar to the sensation of coffee or green tea, consider taking Chi Tonics. These do not stimulate or deplete, yet they give a quick sense of having significantly more energy. Chi is basically our inner energy that we use throughout the day.
Two very well-known Chi tonics are Astragalus and Ginseng. Schizandra is also a powerful Chi tonic.
The next step for increasing energy and drive is to learn how to let go via the Sedona Method. This is a very powerful technique that allows you to let go of the emotional energy that might to tiring you. When you do this, you might feel much more energized without even having to take anything for increased energy. It is a powerful way to increase your inner energy naturally. Still, just taking tonic herbs is very powerful and will likely help you to naturally release emotions without trying to.
Some very well-known herbs for helping you to feel elevated above negative emotions, so that they are more easily let go of include Reishi Mushroom, Tulsi, and Asparagus Root. These are all considered to be Shen Herbs, or spirit elevating herbs. Shen is one of the three treasures in Taoist Tonic Herbalism. The other two are Jing and Chi. All three play a powerful role in health and vitality.