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How good are you at managing your energy?

Here is what I've learned over the years:ย 

๐Ÿ›๏ธ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ Sustainable success requires adequate rest and recovery. Rest is not unproductive. It is an essential part of your strategy for success. Purposeful rest means understanding the importance of quality sleep, short breaks throughout the day, and intentional downtime. Whether it's a power nap, a brief walk, or a few moments of mindfulness, these intentional pauses can recharge your energy reserves and boost overall productivity. ๐™ผ๐šข ๐š™๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ๐š˜๐š—๐šŠ๐š• ๐š๐šŠ๐šŸ๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐š๐šŽ๐šœ? A good 8 hours of sleep, a 20 min meditation in the morning and a brief walk during the day.ย 

โ›ฐ๏ธ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€ Not all hours of the day are created equal in terms of productivity. Identify your peak productivity windows โ€“ those times when you feel most alert and focused. Align your most challenging and important tasks with these periods. Leaving room for less demanding activities during lower energy periods. ๐™ผ๐šข ๐š‹๐šŽ๐šœ๐š ๐š๐š’๐š–๐šŽ? Evening hours.

๐Ÿ”ด ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—–๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ Setting boundaries is crucial for preserving your energy. Clearly define your work hours and personal time, and communicate these boundaries to colleagues, friends, and family. Challenging? Try it. It ensures that you have dedicated time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation. ๐™ผ๐šข ๐š‹๐š˜๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŠ๐š›๐šข? No mobile at the dinner table and no email app on the phone.ย 

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ Movement is essential and ideally a combination of different intensities and interval training. It will bring you lots of energy and counterbalances stress. Adding daily sports to your habits is a game changer. ๐™ผ๐šข ๐š๐šŠ๐šŸ๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐š๐šŽ? I love a long hike, and try to go in the weekends. During the week, I do running, cross training, spinning, weights and rowing for approx. 40 minutes a day.ย 

Experiment with new techniques, activities, or routines to find what works best for you at different stages of your professional and personal journey.

P.S. If you want to elevate your impact as a leader and could use the support and accountability of a coach to that end, reach out for aย no-obligation coaching consultation.ย 


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