How do you feel?
Women are always on a mission for getting it all done. How do you get it all done?
Many of us seek out ways to squeeze more out of the 168 hours we have in each week. And we realize that some hours are more productive than others. What’s the difference? Did we instantly create more time?
The key to getting more out of our time is to manage our energy.
We have all had experiences with time.
When I go to the DMV each minute can become excruciating just watching time go by. On the other hand, gliding down the ski slopes my time is magically suspended.
The difference has to do with our energy and enthusiasm rather than the amount of time.
Here’s an invitation to help you manage your energy.
Know your high energy times.
Most of us have certain time of the day and certain tasks that feel effortless. You may be fired-up first thing in the morning or have bursts of creativity after dinner. When are the times when you just seem to be most efficient and feel energized? When are the points in the day where you’re dragging and in need of coffee, or even a nap?
Take advantage of high-energy times by either focusing on important, creative work that requires you be at your sharpest, or using that time to knock out those tasks you hate doing-when you’re at your most efficient and can get them done quicker.
Take time throughout the day to recharge to be at our best. Take a couple of micro breaks, grab some water, a light snack or take a quick brisk walk. I love a quick lunch break walk. It may feel like you don’t have time, but you’ll likely come back with additional focus and energy that may make up for the time you took.
Research tells us 90 minutes is about how long our brains can stay focused. After that, we’re going to be less effective until we take that break.
Know yourself and what recharges you. Are you an extrovert who needs face time with other people? Do you need time alone to process information? Does physical activity help you refocus? Find your ways that help you get your energy back, and then integrate them throughout the day as you can.
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Author: Audrey Adkins
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