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Good energy is having the right energy—physically and mentally—to fuel your actions throughout the day.
A hallmark of body-energy management is that you happily flow from one activity to the next. When these elements are in sync, each action, each day fuels the next.
Make a simple chart to help you see what kind of energy you operate on at various daily checkpoints and consider what affect this pattern has on you.
Discover how to better match your own energy with your daily goals.
The most common reason is energy mismanagement - not supporting specific times of the day and specific actions with the right match of energy.
Identify your own energy traps and mismatches and replace them with the right energy to increase your energy gains. You’ll get more done with less effort and greater satisfaction when you can train your body and mind to operate with “higher-quality currency.”
Switch activities to something more rewarding and pile it on, pushing the pedal to the metal until you recharge.
You’ll reset the electrical activity in your mind and body and enjoy a cascade of self-produced anti-stress and happy hormones.
In a seated position and well postured, as if there is a string atop your head pulling upward, use your thumb to gently rub the bottom (center) of each foot. Works fast.
Put a photo of a loved one, friend or pet doing something positive and silly—the sillier the better—on your phone.
Making those childish funny faces or facial expressions works great. Use as needed.
Think over tomorrow’s agenda. Identify a predictable situation when you’ll drain a lot of energy. Plan a restorative activity before or after.
Get to a different environment and do something creative: Listen to an audiobook, sketch a natural scene, try some creative writing.
Lack of sleep can result in you feeling lethargic, grumpy and tired. If you often feel this way, you may want to consider whether you’re getting enough sleep.
Try and aim for around 7 hours of quality sleep per night. Wind down from your day with relaxing behaviors before bed.
Even though our bodies are capable of performing extraordinary activities, we barely use our physical capabilities.
The more time you spend sitting on the couch, the lazier you’ll get. The more you move, the more energetic you feel. Using your energy creates more of it.
Start to live outside the box and change your habits. All you need to do is to start.
Tine is not the basis for productivity. Energy is.
Having all the time in the world won’t help you if you’re exhausted for most of it. Having good habits help in keeping you energized and be more resilient to burn out, both physically and mentally.