The key to success is not how much time you spend working on a certain project, but it is how productive your efforts were. Often, productivity is directly linked with effective time-management. You may notice that successful people often have calendars or journals which they regularly update, allocating time slots to different tasks. This can prove to be quite helpful in terms of organizing their work, but also helps them achieve their goals sooner than everyone else. However, it isn’t only about managing your time.
Managing Your Personal Energy Is Just as Important – If Not More
Often, we take our time for our work or tasks, but we don’t seem to be getting anything done. For example, we switch on the laptop but end up staring at the screen for a long time before just giving up- thus wasting our time and not even getting any work done. Such instances tend to occur, with differing frequency from person to person.
The reason for this differing frequency is that while some people learn how to manage their energy well, others aren’t even aware that it is something that needs attention.
What Is Your Personal Energy?
While your physical energy obviously plays a role in how you live your life, your mental energy can sometimes play an even greater role. Your mental energy can include your emotional energy and your spiritual energy.
While your emotional energy deals with how draining your personal life experiences have been, with the impact your feelings have playing a role here- your spiritual energy basically refers to the state of your soul, which could or could not be related to your religion.
Why Does Personal Energy Need to Be Managed?
Well, when you’re low on physical energy, you can just get a good night’s sleep, change your diet or exercise more regularly- but with your personal energy, it can be difficult to replenish it. When your personal energy is low, even having the physical energy needed to complete tasks isn’t enough, and while you have the time, you still aren’t seeing the results.
This is because your mind is just exhausted, making it difficult for you to concentrate and thus to function. So, if you are using a calendar to manage your time, good for you. However, design a schedule and build a mindset that caters to your emotional and spiritual energy as well.
3 Tips On How To Manage Your Personal Energy:
First and most importantly is to learn to set energetic boundaries with not only family, friends, loved ones and strangers – also set personal boundaries on energies, thoughts and feelings.
Secondly, Look for ways to uplift your personal energy when you are hitting low points. Plan this ahead of time so you don’t keep sliding down a slippery slope into depression or other emotions that drain you.
Third, do your best to learn about your positive strengths and still acknowledge your weaknesses. We are all human and are perfection in motion; when you allow yourself to know you are doing the best you can with you currently have, then be gentle on yourself.