Energy Management: Learning when to re-energize

Developing yourself, your craft and relationships is important, but you can’t do it without energy.

We could talk about ways to prevent energy deficiencies. We could also talk about ways to re-energize. However, in this post, I want to share something that’s just as important: Knowing when you need to re-energize.

To me, it comes down to learning to recognize your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual baseline and sensing when you’re above and below it, in any given situation.

I’ve shared in the past that I had some run-ins with energy management when I was in my mid-twenties. Through these experiences, I learned to watch out for signs and symptoms, like these ones listed by the Energy Project.

But what if you needed more help to recognize signs and symptoms earlier? If so, check out this simple reflection exercise that I explain in the video below:

If you don’t pay attention to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy levels/rhythms, you might end up sacrificing your long-term health and well-being… and in the end, that’s not worth it (in my humble opinion).

What signs and symptoms do you look out for to know if you’re about to hit exhaustion (and burnout)? And how did you come to recognize them?

Let me know on social media and as always, thank you for reading and watching. Please feel free to like and share with someone who can benefit.

David