The secret to efficiency isn’t time management.
Your performance, health, and happiness are grounded in how well you manage your energy – not your calendar! No matter how strategic a time manager you are, without knowing how to use your energy, you will feel drained, disconnected, and discouraged.
The Science of Energy Management
Over the two years, I’ve dived deep into studying the science of energy management and how these groundbreaking skills can change how you work and live. This leads to higher levels of achievement and renewal! I’ve learned that performance, health, and happiness are grounded in the skillful management of energy. Since energy is your most precious resource, it MUST be renewed in order to stay fully engaged.
Energy management experts, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, define full engagement as having high positive energy. You feel:
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to feel more energized and focused?
With this goal in mind, in my new four posts, I’ll highlight key energy management strategies to enhance your physical energy, emotional connection, mental focus, and spiritual alignment.
In this series on energy management you will learn:
- Why energy management is more effective than time management
- What “Energy Suckers” to avoid each day to stay energized
- How to structure your day to maximize your impact
- Core principles for getting in touch with your emotions
- Tips and tricks to enhance your focus, connection, and performance
My overall goal is to help you learn how to expand your energy capacity so you can manage your life more intentionally.
So until our next installment, I invite you to consider the following energy inquiry and personal challenge.
When you feel energized and alive…
- What do you do?
- Where are you?
- Who are you with?
- Who’s absent?
- What time of day is it?
Over the next week, track your energy throughout each day so you can see the trends that contribute to feeling alive and feeling drained. I suggest using a whiteboard, blank document or note, or simply a piece of paper to record how you’re feeling at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 9:00 pm each day. Rank your level of energy from 1-10 and make notes on what you’re doing at each time and who’s around. Watch the patterns!
Be the Revolution,