In today’s busy world we tend to believe that our most precious resource is time.
“If only there were more hours in a day”
“I just don’t have the time for that”
“How is it 4 O’clock already?”
These are standard complaints that we are used to hearing on a regular basis. But what if this was only half of the picture?
There are so many time management tools available, that we can schedule and fill each 24 hour package with family, work and me time. But it is all to no avail if we don’t manage an even more precious resource properly…..any ideas?
The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live. ~ Loehr
Without energy the half an hour quality time you saved to read to your child, or the Saturday date night you scheduled with your husband are doomed to fail. How can you be productive at your 7am meeting if you can barely string a sentence together?
So it seems true that the one thing that we should cherish more than time, is the energy that we have to use in each moment of our lives.
According to Jim Loehr, in his book “The Power of Full Engagement” energy should be managed throughout each day using two main strategies:
We should use both strategies to keep our energy tanks nice and full. Loehr goes further to explain that our energy comes from 4 main sources, we will go into detail with them all below. The main trick is to not exhaust any one of these fully – as that results in burn out.
“To be fully engaged, we must be physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused and spiritually aligned with a purpose beyond our immediate self-interest.” ~ Loehr
In this article we want to share the top ten ways to increase your energy every single day so that you can live life to the fullest, fully engaged, happy and productive. We have broken each down into the 4 main energy sources, although many of the tips overlap and help to renew more than one source.
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