Generating and Managing Your Energy on a daily basis…
Realizing for the first time the importance of energy management was a breakthrough for me.
I still remember where I heard about it the first time.
Before that revelation, I had been trying my best to manage my time, which- as we all know, is limited.
We all have equal time regardless of who we are. Whether we are rich or poor, educated or unlearned, tall or short, popular or obscure, time treats all of us equally. We all have 24 hours per day. That is why C. S. Lewis noted, “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”
On the other hand, I came to realize that, unlike time, our daily energy is not fixed. We can generate, and manage our daily energy ‘indefinitely’. Accordingly, I immediately identified key sources of energy, came up with a simple and straight forward plan to:
- Balance and renew my energy,
- Expand my energy capacity, and
- Create energy management rituals on a daily basis.
The results? Extraordinary!!! Wondered so many times why I hadn’t known about this earlier 🙂
Once I got some results, I decided to incorporate energy management in our time management workshops.
Now- more than over, I strongly believe that, as Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz wrote, “Learning to manage energy more efficiently and intelligently has a unique transformative power, both individually and organizationally.”
Do you manage your energy on a daily basis? Have you got some successes? Are there challenges? How do you plan to overcome these challenges?
If you (your team) ever struggle to manage time and energy effectively, let me know…
Assegid (AZ) Habtewold is the owner and lead trainer and coach at Success Pathways, LLC. He facilitates Time Management workshops. Here is the link to learn the learning objectives of our Time Management workshop: http://successpws.com/?page_id=1569
AZ has been facilitating very interactive and dynamic soft skill and leadership workshops including Time Management for diverse clients using latest adult learning methods. In his upcoming book, which will be published soon, he provides insights, tools, and processes to empower readers develop effective time and energy management attitude, mindset, and skills.