Energy is one of our most valuable resources. Everything that happens in our bodies, our minds, and our lives affects how much energy we have. And how much energy we have affects everything in our lives: love-life, work, and friendship. Each of us is born with a certain energy potential. Most of the time we use only a fraction of our energy capacity. One of the ways to make the most of our lives is to make the most of our energy resources.
Energy has a tendency to ebb and flow. Determine your own peak hours by daily charting of your highs and lows for a week. Then schedule important, energy-draining tasks for times when your energy is high. Routine tasks drain energy simply because they are routine. Sometimes they can be scheduled at wider intervals, and sometimes then can be delegated, traded, or simply ignored (who cares if there are dishes in the sink). If your energy needs a lift, try switching to high-protein breakfasts and light-snack suppers.
It isn’t the amount of energy you have; how you use it is what matters. focus your drive by establishing priorities for the use of your energy resource. Experiment with momentum so you know what pace works best for you–quick spurts of activity spaced with various time lengths of rest periods, or a slower pace for longer periods with minimal rest pauses.