It’s taken me awhile, but I’ve come to the same conclusion as Einstein! To be productive, we need to manage energy. To focus our energy, we need to be aware of the balance of many different life areas.
Everything is energy, and energy is everything.
Most of us know what it takes to increase our physical energy. We know the importance of taking care of our bodies and gaining strength with exercise. But when we develop strengths in all life areas, we can amp up energy levels in all dimensions! There are some very practical actions we can take, and the activities for a Year of Personal Development are a good starting point.
The Life Area Energy Gauge is tool that makes it easy to see which areas need more attention, similar to a Wheel of Life. This is one of the tools included in the Your Time, Your Way Workbook, now available at Sellfy.
Life Area Energy Level Gauge
There are four statements for each life area. If you can answer with “yes” or “usually,” you can check a square for that statement. If your answer is “no” or “sometimes,” you don’t check the square, revealling areas that could use more attention.
Example – Body
- You drink 8 glasses of water a day
- You eat healthy food
- You exercise at least 3 times a week
- You get enough sleep
It is easy to see that if you can answer these statements with “yes” or “usually,” your energy levels are doing well in the physical life area. With the full tool, you can check your levels in a total of twelve life areas: Purpose, Mind, Body, Spirit, Emotions, Relationships, Social, Career, Financial, Organization, Recreation, and Character. This is a great way to get a big picture look at your life for an Annual Review.
Now, I’m no energy expert. In fact, I’ve always thought of myself as a low-energy person. But I think it would be great to have more energy. Here are a few ideas for ways to increase energy.
See also: Effectiveness is All About Managing Your Time, Energy, and Attention from Productive Flourishing. A Wheel of Life is demonstrated in The Science of Goals video from The Science of People.