If you find yourself constantly tired, please read this. Learning about your personal energy is crucial.

Personal Energy is a concept that I learned from Scott Adams on how to manage my priorities. My priorities, the things I need to do, require energy. I need to ensure I have energy coming in to offset the energy going out. Thus, my day is balanced between doing things that replenish my energy, and things that use it.

The easiest way to apply this: know what things will bring you more energy, and what will consume it.

Funny comic about saving energy at work
Courtesy: https://morningstoryanddilbert.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/2246-strip.gif

Things that bring me energy:

  • Exercise
  • Eating the right foods
  • Naps
  • Reading
  • Meditation
  • Going for a walk

Things that use energy:

  • Working with clients
  • Watching movies (yes, this makes me tired)
  • Errands (think grocery shopping, doing dishes)
  • Writing

2 Key things:

  1. What brings you energy is individualized, though I reckon exercise and eating the right foods is likely valuable for all humans. Example: Window shopping may revitalize you and drain someone else.
  2. The key is to find balance between energy in and out. If you spend 8 hours a day working, and eating junk food, you feel tired. If you did the same thing and added in a short meditation in the morning and exercise at lunch, I bet you would feel better.

Play with it, and find what works for you. If you’d like some guidance with the exercise piece, feel free to contact me about personal training. If you are in discomfort when moving, I can help with that too.

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