Imagine if you could manage your stress? How would you feel? How much more productive and happy would you be?
My clients often tell me they don’t have enough time to accomplish what they want to do. Time is finite. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. It is no longer about ‘time management’. It is about how you choose to manage your energy throughout the day so you can stay motivated, engaged and productive.
Gaining awareness on what activities are burning or building your energy is the key to managing your energy. As you gain awareness, you can confidently make choices to eliminate, delegate or proactively schedule the activities in your day.
Outlined below are two exercises you can practice. Used together, they support my clients and I to better manage our energy throughout the day and week.
“Small changes can create big differences”
What is Burning Your Energy?
The first exercise is a step-by-step guide to help you identify what is burning your energy. It supports you to confidently make choices to eliminate, delegate or proactively schedule activities throughout your week to maintain your energy.
Step 1 - Track your energy using the Daily Energy Tracker to gain awareness on which activities are
burning or building your energy.
Step 2 - Ask yourself, 'Does this activity really need to be done?'
Step 3 - If no, remove the activity from your schedule.
If yes, consider who is the best person to do it.
Step 4 - If it's you, plan a high energy activity before or after (or both!).
If it's someone else, delegate the activity to them.
Step 5 - Evaluate your energy after implementing your choices.
If needed, go back to Step 3.
Click the arrow below to download the 'What's Burning Your Energy' and 'Daily Energy Tracker' worksheets.
What Builds Your Energy?
The second exercise is designed to bring a little more joy into your life. The key is to find daily happiness in the things we can control.
Create a list for you to tap into when you need something to build your energy. What are you currently doing that puts a smile on your face? What could you start doing that would bring you joy? It doesn’t need to be ‘big’ or 'expensive’. It needs to be simple yet fulfilling.
Some examples are:
Enjoying a quiet morning coffee
A lunch time walk outside
A conversation with a friend
Listening to music
Meditating or being mindful
Watching an inspirational or funny video
Writing or journaling
Click the arrow below to download 'Healthy Happy Habits' worksheet.
Looking forward to hearing how these exercises support you in gaining awareness and proactively managing your energy. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.