Are you bursting with energy today? Do you wake up rested and in a great mood most days? Do you strive (and often struggle) to manage your time? Is time management really that important?
The answers to these questions tell us many things about your lifestyle and daily habits and will correlate closely with the results you are getting. Today I will talk about the myth of time management, and why energy is more important.
Time management and planning are definitely important, but they are ineffective at best without energy. Energy management is actually what we need to be doing. If you automatically thought, “I’m too tired and stressed to have the energy”, then I have good news. Energy is limitless and available to you on demand.
You just need to know what to do to create it. That’s what each of the 4 Pillars of Performance can provide for you…when you implement them correctly. Here are a few great tips:
I chose to write this on a Monday because Mondays have a rap for being the worst day of the week. Why is that? They are just one of seven days. Sure, for most people, they are the start of a workweek, but why should that matter?
Dreading the work week, and your job is a big sign you need to make a change! I’ve seen countless clients over the years stay in miserable jobs, marriages, and environments that are literally killing them, but that’s for another post.
When you have goals set around a purpose you are passionate about accomplishing, you are filled with energy, motivation, and commitment to do the work that needs to be done.
If you are tired, miserable, and stressed out, a Mindset is a place to start. Here are a few questions to ask yourself (and answer):
What’s most important to you in life?
What’s your purpose?
Why is that purpose important to you?
What do you want to accomplish?
What are you willing to do to accomplish these things?
Once you have the answers, you will have “primed the pump” for boundless energy, and better results in life.
In our Mindset Mastery Workshop, you will learn strategies that will support you in cultivating a mindset that creates opportunities and success in your life.
This is where you have the pleasure of baking a success framework into your day. Habits are the foundation for implementing your mindset. Habits form the rituals and routines that help you get the right things done. They are also a fantastic way to generate energy on demand and have it available in seconds. Examples of energy-producing habits are:
The FRESH! Start Morning Method
Energy Accelerators, Focus Finders, and Pattern Interrupts
Proper Sleep Hygiene, and an Evening Wrap-up Ritual
Kick start your day with an energizing morning routine where you move your body, review your goals, and use the “me time” to get focused, motivated, and fired up for a great day. Throughout the day, incorporate short 10-60 second energy boosters when needed.
Learn the secrets to creating and breaking any habit quickly and effectively with our carefully designed High Performing Habits Course!
It’s common to hear people say “I’m too tired to exercise”. As counterintuitive as it sounds, exercise actually creates energy when done properly. Sure, when you are tired, pounding yourself into the ground with an intense workout doesn’t make sense.
However, getting your body moving, increasing blood flow, and stimulating your muscles can have a profound effect on your energy, moods, and well-being. With regular exercise, you will notice your energy levels soar, and you will begin to crave movement and physical exertion.
This is an amazing place to be, and every time I neglect my activity for a while, I notice changes in my energy, moods, and ability to focus. The great news is that this solution is always at your fingertips.
Learn how to perform foundational movements correctly with our Movement Foundations Course, to maximize the benefits from your workouts and daily activities.
Just like your car, it’s important to fuel your body properly if you want it to run well and avoid breakdowns. When you fuel your body for performance, your energy, mood, and productivity increase.
A lot can be said about food, but here are the fundamentals:
Quality: Choose the best quality, REAL food you possibly can
Timing: Eat at regular intervals throughout the day (typically 3-5 times)
Portions: Regardless of what you eat, most of us can benefit from eating less volume
Choice: Choose the best options for your unique nutritional needs (Not sure what I mean, click here)
In our Fuel Your Body For Success Workshop, you will learn the difference between real food and food type products, calorie counting, portion sizing, metabolic typing, and creating a meal plan customized to your lifestyle.
To recap, forget time management.
Start to manage your energy, and you will find you get more important things done in the time you have available (and we ALL have the same 24 hours in a day).
Remember that you are in control of creating your own energy. If you don’t have enough, it’s time to create some. Look at each of the 4 Pillars and begin making small, strategic changes.
To quote Archimedes, “give me a lever and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”
Energy is your lever, and the 4 Pillars of Personal Performance are your fulcrum. It’s time to step up, build a longer lever, and shift your world!