Daily Quote: “The happiest people spend much time in a state of flow – the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of The Flow
How to get more out of the 168 hours we all have in a week; no more, no less.
- Be clear on what energizes us.
- Stop making excuses and do what you need to do.
Why do some people get more done than others? They have figured out the crucial difference between time management which is a fixed amount and energy management which is elastic, malleable and subject to change and personal choices. Discovering that energy and enthusiasm are more important than the amount of time we all have in a week was an AHA moment for me. When we get in touch with our natural energy rhythms and the tasks, routines, and people who energize us, then we can increase our personal productivity, well-being, satisfaction and happiness at work, with family and leisure time with friends.
Here’s how to get a better handle on identifying and using more positive energy in your life.
AVOID DRAINING YOUR ENERGY AT THE START
If you’ve ever felt dejected just looking at your to-do list first thing in the morning, then you’re likely sapping your energy before you even start your day.