Manage your energy not your time
When feelings of overwhelm rise, your schedule is tightly packed, focus on managing your energy not your time, says Amantha Imber.
Women leaders in particular may feel the pressure to do it all, be it all. Needless to say, this way of being is not sustainable. Continue reading this article for four ways to add some zing back in your step, including the following:
. Reconnecting with your purpose – whether a job or your own business, there is a reason you embarked on this path.
. Creating a “to-don’t” list (it works!) – something sucking your energy? Don’t do it.
. Creating a wall of encouragement – Display words of encouragement and support from colleauges, clients.
In their book, The Power of Full Engagement, Tony Schwartz a journalist and business book author and Jim Loehr, a psychologist concur that managing time isn’t nearly as important as managing energy levels.
“Every one of our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors has an energy consequence. The ultimate measure of our lives is not how much time we spend on the planet, but rather how much energy we invest in the time that we have.”Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
In her article Shonna Waters, PhD. describes practices adapted by people such as Warren Buffet who schedules in time for thinking and doing nothing his calendar, to Kamala Harris who energises herself every morning by exercising.
What are some of the ways you, the reader conserve and manage your energy?