Are you bursting with energy today?
Do you wake up rested and in a great mood most days?
Do you strive (and often struggle) to manage your time?
The answers to these questions tell us many things about your lifestyle and daily habits, and will correlate closely with the results you are getting.
Today I feel talk about the myth of time management, and why energy is more important.
Time management, and planning are definitely important, but they are ineffective at best without energy.
Energy management is actually what we need to be doing.
If you automatically thought, “I’m too tired and stressed to have energy”, then I have good news.
Energy is limitless and available to you on demand.
You just need to know what to do to create it.
That’s what each of the 4 Pillars of Performance can provide for you…when you implement them correctly. Here are a few great tips:
I chose to write this on a Monday because Mondays have a rap for being the worst day of the week. Why is that? They are just one of seven days. Sure, for most people, they are the start of a work week, but why should that matter?
Dreading the work week, and your job is a big sign you need to make a change!
I’ve seen countless clients over the years stay in miserable jobs, marriages, and environments which are literally killing them, but that’s for another post.
When you have goals set around a purpose you are passionate about accomplishing, you are filled with energy, motivation, and commitment to do the work that needs to be done.
If you are tired, miserable, and stressed out, Mindset is the place to start.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself (and answer):
- What’s most important to you in life?
- What’s your purpose?
- Why is that purpose important to you?
- What do you want to accomplish?
- What are you willing to do to accomplish these things?
Once you have the answers, you will have “primed the pump” for boundless energy, and better results in life.
This is where you have the pleasure of baking a success framework into your day. Habits are the foundation for implementing your mindset.
Habits form the rituals and routines that help you get the right things done.
Habits are also a fantastic way to generate energy on demand, and have it available in seconds.
Examples of energy producing habits are:
- The FRESH! Start Morning Method
- Energy Accelerators, Focus Finders, and Pattern Interrupts
- Proper Sleep Hygiene, and an Evening Wrap-up Ritual™
Kick start your day with an energizing morning routine where you move your body, review your goals, and use the “me time” to get focused, motivated, and fired up for a great day. Throughout the day, incorporate short 10-60 second energy boosters when needed.
It’s common to hear people say “I’m too tired to exercise”. As counterintuitive as it sounds, exercise actually creates energy when done properly.
Sure, when you are tired, pounding yourself into the ground with an intense workout doesn’t make sense.
However, getting your body moving, increasing blood flow, and stimulating your muscles can have a profound effect on your energy, moods, and well-being.
With regular exercise, you will notice your energy levels soar, and you will begin to crave movement and physical exertion.
This is an amazing place to be, and everytime I neglect my activity for a while, I notice the changes in my energy, moods, and ability to focus.
The great news is that this solution is always at your fingertips.
Just like your car, it’s important to fuel your body properly if you want it to run well, and to avoid breakdowns.
When you fuel your body for performance, your energy, mood, and productivity increase.
A lot can be said about food, but here are the fundamentals:
- Quality: Choose the best quality, REAL food you possibly can
- Timing: Eat at regular intervals throughout the day (typically 3-5 times)
- Portions: Regardless of what you eat, most of us can benefit from eating less volume
- Choice: Choose the best options for your unique nutritional needs (Not sure what I mean, click here)
To recap, forget time management.
Start to manage your energy, and you will find you get more important things done in the time you have available (and we ALL have the same 24 hours in a day).
Remember that you are in control of creating your own energy. If you don’t have enough, it’s time to create some. Look at each of the 4 Pillars and begin making small, strategic changes.
To quote Archimedes, “give me a lever, and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”
Energy is your lever, and the 4 Pillars of Personal Performance are your fulcrum. It’s time to step up, build a longer lever, and shift your world!
Committed to your Health and Happiness
FRESH! Wellness Group
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Any introductions you can provide are greatly appreciated.
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