Energy Management

Notes from The Productivity Show | Why Time Management Doesn’t Work & Why You Should Focus on Energy Instead (TPS142)

The best time management system is worthless if you don’t have the energy to work on it. Energy has four components:

  1. Physical
  2. Emotional
  3. Mental
  4. Spiritual

You need dedicated recovery time in each of these areas. 

General notes:

  • Life is not a marathon, it is a series of sprints. 
  • You probably won’t see results from individual exercise sessions, especially when you first start. But it compounds over time. 

Tips for increasing energy: 

  • Get enough sleep
  • Eat clean
  • Take strategic breaks. (Watching TV or listening to podcasts is not actually a mental break)
  • Establish rituals
  • Know your why. Understand your purpose. 
  • Give to others.