Time management is passé. The new productivity mantra is about managing your energy and time takes care of itself. If you observe, most critical task don’t take more than 30 minutes. But yes, preparation, planning, de-cluttering , organising are time killers.
If you have the strength of body and mind, you can do a lot in a day. The mind tires the body and vice-versa. You have to make sure, you give energy to your body and your mind.
I have realised giving energy to your body with food could be counter productive. Don’t you feel down right tired after a meal which is oily and greasy? Food remains the most effortless and pleasurable way to boost your energy levels. When our energy levels drops low, our blood sugar levels drop signalling the brain to suggest to us, we need to eat. We all don’t have a planned diet which can give us the critical energy.
Here are some ways you can increase your energy levels, without indulging in a heavy meal.
1) Do a short warm up –
I always do a warm up yoga. This boosts my energy levels and I am able to get my metabolism going to digest a meal. This means I don’t fall a sleep after a meal and remain alert.
2) Some breathing exercises
Breathing is a great way to increase your metabolism, calm your mind. In only a minute of focussing on your breathing we begin to recover our energy.
3) Standing Desk –
I have realised, standing and working on my MacBook is tiring. But I am more alert because of the pain. So I try to finish my tasks as soon as possible.
4) Taking short naps –
I have trouble sleeping. Most days I don’t get good sleep. Somedays I have to lie down in the afternoon or even as early as 11 am for 15 minutes, to get my energy levels up.
Reading is like a reset switch for your mind. If you are mentally fatigued. This is a great technique to get the mental juices flowing to nourish your mind.
There are other things which are dependent on external resource to help to boost your energy levels for e.g..
1) Counselling –
Talking to a competent authority about your problems.
2) A personal trainer
If you have some one who can guide you through a series of physical exercise to aleivate your pains. This could be wonderful.
3) Massage Therapy
Our Body craves for touch. Its the like the food for our stomach. Great way to boost energy levels.
Let me know, if you have any personal hacks to manage your energy levels.