Often when we set out to achieve what matters most to us in our life and work, we focus predominantly on plans, goals, actions, and what we need to do.
Rarely do we stop to consider our mental and physical energy reserves and the impact they are having or will have ongoing. Yet they are critical to every aspect of our life and work.
Your level of mental and physical energy impacts things like decision making, finding solutions to problems, creative thinking, quality of work, effective planning, personal effectiveness, and productivity. When it is depleted, it can derail progress and sabotage what matters most to you in your life and work. It also has a significant impact on your quality of life.
Yet, despite how important both mental and physical energy are, they are often totally overlooked when people set goals, create action plans, make commitments, and how they conduct their daily life and work.
But it is very hard to achieve what matters most to you if you constantly feel depleted of mental and physical energy.
So, it is important to make managing your energy a proactive part of your planning and daily routines. In order to do this, you first need to be clear on the things that are driving it.
To help you get started with that here are two questions to ask yourself:
Use what comes up for you when you ask yourself those two questions to start taking action to proactively manage your mental and physical energy more effectively.
Focusing on improving your mental and physical energy has so many benefits on so many different levels, both personally and professionally. So, make managing it effectively a priority and have an ongoing process to manage it.
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