Home / Blog / A Great Way to increase energy and be more productive

A Great Way to increase energy and be more productive

It is truly marvelous how our body copes with all the things we throw at it.

We expect it to run a marathon, survive a bungy jump, and take us through a hard day’s work.  Then support us during a good night out with friends. Oh, and must not forget, we then expect it to be nice and relaxed and attractive to our partner in a romantic situation.

We hope to go through life with minimal illness and when you get to 70 years old, like me, your mind still wants to behave as though you were 25 years old.  All this takes energy in one form or another and we expect our body to deliver, just when we want it.

Well, if that is the case, then we need to ensure we do the right things at the right time. We need to be able to call up our energy reserve as and when required.

 energy bankSo a recent post by Inc.Com on productivity, (see below) suggested that you
Think of your energy levels like a bank account“.  
and goes on to suggest
 
“A healthy account has a sufficient amount of funds, where more money is deposited than taken out. Run your account into the negatives, however, and you face penalties that drain your account even more. Too many lapses in payments and your account can shut down completely”.

One way of making sure your energy bank balance is healthy is to have a good nights sleep and in this article they give you  10 Simple Tips to help you do this including:

  1. No electronic devices starting 30 minutes before bedtime.
  2. Don’t charge your phone next to your bed. Even better: gently escort all devices completely out of your bedroom.
  3. No caffeine after 2 p.m.

So, start thinking more about managing your energy instead of reacting to the lack of it.

 

Actions

See these posts.

Source: For Greater Productivity, Treat Your Energy Like Your Bank Account | Inc.com

See Also: How to be Lazy and Laugh all the Way to the Productivity Bank

 

Best Wishes

Trevor

www.timelyness.co.uk

21st Century Alternative to Time Management

The Art of Making Work Fit the Time You Want to Give It