Day 130: You Will Need Energy To Achieve Your Goals. How do You Manage Your Energy?
Many people, myself included respond to rising demands in the office or in our place of work by putting in longer hours. This, according to Havard Business Review, inevitably take a toll on us physically, mentally, and even emotionally. It points out that, the main problem with working longer hours is the fact that, time is a finite resource, while energy is the ability to work. Because our energy depletes overtime, we have to find ways of ‘refilling’ or what I would term re-energizing ourselves so that we are able to continue performing our tasks.
This brings me to today’s hunch, no matter how well you schedule your time and day’s activities, if you do not have the personal energy to fulfill your commitments, a lot of things may not get done. You will have so many things undone and you will alway so exhausted.
You could have all the time in the world, but if your energy levels are down, that time will mean nothing. Your energy is the primary resource you will need to change your life and the life of those who matter to you. If you do not have the energy, chances of achieving your goals and vision drops drastically.
So, learn how to manage your energy. Again, according to HBR, energy comes from four main wellsprings in human beings: the body, emotions, mind, and spirit. You can renew this sources of enrgy by adopting certain rituals. Behaviors that you intentionally practice to build up your energy reservoir.
For this reason, it is vital to learn how to manage your energy. Adopt healthy habits like getting enough sleep, adopting a healthy diet, meditation and having a regular exercise routine. Another thing you can do is to identify people and activities that energize you and you can embrace them. Also, list those that deplete your energy levels and avoid them at all cost.
Restructure your life by spending much time on an energizing environment and with energizing people and avoid where possible situations and activities that rob your energy. Personally, I find large crowds a drain on my energy and so you may not find me in one. Spending time alone or with a small team outdoors boosts my energy.
Learn how to manage our energy today to avoid burn out. Burn out is unpleasant and as i have experienced, it will derail your goal achievement process.