Time is a finite resource; we all have the same 24 hrs in a day. Once we have spent our 24 hours we can’t get them back, or magically make more time appear in any given day.
Over the years ‘time management’ training has been popular and done over and over, attempting to teach us all how to ‘manage’ time better, to make lists, mind maps, online tasks, reminders, delegation, prioritise better, and cram more in to our already full lives, leaving some of us feeling like a failure when we get to the end of our week not having touched our intended lists, and leading to overwhelm and sometimes burnout.
A powerful thing I learned a several years back, was that there is something else that we can manage, a renewable resource and something we have way more control over, our ENERGY. The magic about this resource is that when we have more energy we just get more done in the time we have, our lives are more productive, focused, happier and healthier!
The power comes from first understanding how we are currently managing this resource, we can then assess where small changes can be made to improve this daily. I say small changes because that is often all it takes to bring about a HUGE impact on our energy and lives.
DOWNLOAD a powerful yet simple checklist, so you can take a few moments to find out where your energy management is at, this can be quite revealing but a great starting point to build a new plan of attack from.
In this check list there are 4 areas of energy I focus on, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual, because I believe that we are made up of all those things and they are all equally as important.
When I first did this check list myself, I scored high (I was not managing my energy well), I was not surprised by the results but I was irritated momentarily because all I could think of is “Great more things I have to fit into my day” – then I realised there was ONE key thing I could make happen in my day that would change that score remarkably, walking in nature for 20-30 mins most days.
Adding in this one thing, made a huge difference to my productivity, my health and my enjoyment of life in general. This became my new compass for my daily operation, and my new powerful question to ask myself, “how am I managing my energy this week?”.
Tap into the magic of managing your energy better today and watch what happens
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