When are you the most energetic? The varying degrees of your energy level can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Sometimes you have to have the energy to complete a task or activity and other times you seem to have the most energy when you’re trying to relax. If you can learn how to manage your energy levels effectively, you can move ahead rather than lag behind.
contrary to what all the one-size-fits-all self help people say, not everybody works on a morning to night system. In fact, if you have a moon in Scorpio or otherwise have a lot of activity in your 12th house, the night can in fact be a high energy time for you. I am a morning to night type of dude, but maybe you are not.
Here are some tips about how to manage your energy levels so that you’re ready for anything – any time.
1. Determine the times you’re most energetic.
As said above, some people are more energetic in the mornings and others are night owls. You should be able to determine from past experience which time of day you get more done. Those are the times you should schedule the most harrowing or mind bending of tasks. Is it 10AM, 2PM, or even 1AM?
2. Identify what drains you of your energy.
Be honest about this assessment. When you know which obstacles and situations keep you from being the best you can be, you can do what it takes to minimize them or eradicate them from your life. Whether it be people, places, or things, if they stress you, bounce them out of your energy space. I cannot stress how important it is to protect your energy.
3. When you do have energy is it negative or positive?
If you have lots of energy, but your output is all about negativity, you are likely in a constant reactive mode rather than a positive, active mode. Negative, but energetic people never seem to have enough time to get things done. This type of energy not only will block or slow your productivity, but it will drag your life down with heavy energy, which will attract more of the same energy to you. Clear your negative energy, and as said above, protect your energy from those who knowingly or even unknowingly drain it or turn it negative.
4. Use your energy to make headway, not merely survive.
We all have increasing demands on our time. The way that we meet it determines whether we go through life just barely getting by or having the energy to advance. Quit rushing through in survival mode simply to get things done. Choose performance over immediate solutions. Make sure you do the hardest things when you have the most energy so things happen in the way you need it to be.
5. Be consistent in the way you handle situations.
When you experience energy highs and lows, you may find yourself reacting to situations according to your energy level. If you’re energetic, you can be positive, but if you’re lethargic you could react in a totally negative manner. Try to be consistent in your reactions and it will help your energy levels to be consistent. Most people are usually short tempered when tired. Your energy and mood may also be off if you are hungry. Pay atention to what mood you are in and how that changes your energy level and reactions to things.
Time is an illusion – “There’s no such thing as time management. There’s only activity management in the time we’re given.” How much activity you get done in that allotted time is directly responsible for how energetic you are.
Make your activities into priorities according to your energy level. Performing low-energy tasks at times when you’re least energetic and high-energy tasks at times when your energy level is highest can help you meet all the demands and expectations and still have time to relax and enjoy life.