Being our best requires us to take a close look at how we manage our energy. Without managing our energy, our relationships may suffer, our work performance may suffer, and our general love for life may suffer.
Energy flows from four areas: mind, body, heart, and spirit. They are separate, but interconnected. You can learn to Manage Your Energy to Maximize Your Life with simple strategies:
Focus your Mind: Attention is our ability to focus.
Take mental breaks.
Focus on one task at a time.
Practice these regularly.
Activate your Body: When we have adequate physical energy, our body has the ability to get up and move and do.
Get the right fuel with a balanced diet.
Sleep 7-9 hours.
Be physically active. Start small and find activities you enjoy.
Engage your Heart: Learning to manage our emotions can help us improve the quality of our energy.
Build positive relationships with colleagues at work.
Practice showing kindness.
Learn to let go.
Center your Spirit: Managing spiritual energy can look different for each of us. It's about finding ways to slow down and get in touch with the things that allow us to center our spirit.
Find your own quiet time.
Understand your core values to help close the gap between who you are being and who you want to be.
Start managing your energy today to maximize your life.
Read the article Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time, and take the "Are you headed for an energy crisis?" quiz embedded within.
The Power of Full Engagement, by Tony Schwartz
The Mindful PhD Blog