How often do you take time to consider how you can boost your energy?⠀
You may not often think of what a game-changer good energy is, but it is soooo important. I love the way performance psychologist Jim Loehr says it: “Energy is life!” If you have poor energy, you miss out on life.
Truly, the amount of energy you bring to a task or a relationship makes all of the difference. Yet in the busyness of your day to day life, you could be depleting this most valuable asset instead of restoring it.
The Think Time Planner helps you process your life so you can live on purpose in a distracting world–and part of living on purpose is boosting your energy so you can show up well. By combining creative thinking and mindfulness with productivity, you can see your life in a more complete sphere so you can not only be confident are you getting more done in less time, but you can also be confident you are getting the RIGHT THINGS done.
Today, I want to show you how you can boost your energy levels with your Think Time Planner.
1 Get More Sleep. Use the Review section to become mindful of what is working and what is not working as you seek to get more sleep. Then, use these insights to create your Dream Routine and time block this directly onto your weekly calendar. To add a visual boost, time block your sleep by coloring in those hours with a charcoal gray oil pastel or dry-brush paint black to claim them for sleep.
2 Reduce Your Stress. When you have a lot of unresolved thoughts, your brain works overtime to find a place to put them. It can be exhausting to have so much on your mind. That’s why I created the Daily Planner ThinkPad. Every morning when you wake up, use your Daily Planner to get on paper everything that is on your mind and create a clear plan for your day so you can reduce your stress and move into your day with calm confidence. (Learn more techniques to reduce your stress in my course From Chaos to Confidence.)
3 Get on the Move. Building exercise into your routine is a keystone habit to boost your energy. Each quarter, use your “Health” Concept Cloud to mind map all of your ideas for getting more exercise. Raise your chances of success by moving the best ideas into your Dream Routine. Raise your chances of success even more by inviting your friends or family to join you. (You can learn more tips for creating Routines that Support Your Long-Term Goals in my Course Cut Through the Noise.)
Your weekly plan for boosting your energy may never be 100% perfect. That’s okay. Your Think Time Planner is the place where you identify what you would do if you had total control. Then, you flex with your real life and record your journey along the way in the Review area.
Life happens. And, that is okay.
Your goal is to control what is within your control by creating ideal rhythms and routines that help support your dreams and goals. Over time, you will become who you want to be across many areas of your life. This week, don’t miss out on your life because of a lack of energy, focus on boosting your energy so you can infuse more life into the tasks and relationships that matter most to you.
How do you plan to boost your energy this week?