Apr 24, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

 

We have all heard that familiar saying:  “Energy is the fuel of life.”

I believe the more energy we have, the more we can accomplish.

It seems that our children have an endless supply of energy!  However, as we grow older, we tend to lose a lot of that enthusiasm that we had when we were young.

Many times at work, your boss will give you an assignment and tell you that this project will require a great deal of your time and energy.

My dear friend and colleague, Laura Stack, said in one of her amazing books, entitled “The Exhaustion Cure”, that although energy is often equated with time, energy is not time.

More often than not, you may have the time, but lack the energy to complete a project.  Whenever you feel you are in a slump, it might be because you have too much going in your life.

This tends to sap your energy and your motivation.  It is a common mistake that most of us make – trying to take on too much at one time.

You cannot maintain the level of energy needed and focus (the most important thing in accomplishing a goal) if you are trying to do more than one thing at a time.  Believe me; I have tried it too many times myself!

You have to put your focus on one thing; one thing only, and focus on it completely.

Laura also tells us that energy will give you the ability to work.  Your energy level measures your capacity to put forth productive effort.

As your energy levels increase, so will your potential to accomplish your short-term and long term goals and activities.

One thing I found extremely interesting after reading:  “The Exhaustion Cure”, is that we have Energy Deposits (Boosters), as well as Energy Drains, namely Bandits.

Your boosters would include anything that brings you up – from taking a leisurely walk to relaxing with a good book.

Your bandits would be that which brings you down – from being overwhelmed and disorganized to having a bad day with your kids.

Discover your Energy Deposits and spend more time doing those.  I believe you will see a significant increase in your energy level.