Manage your energy, not only your time

We are constantly bombarded with expectations and idealized versions of success. From our upbringing to societal pressures, many of us operate on mental templates of how our lives ‘should’ look like; and what it means to be a good professional, leader, and parent. Only when we do what we think we should – we feel enough.

When unquestioned, our templates can Ieave us drained and depleted - both in terms of time and energy.‌

• 𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝘃𝘀. 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: Instead of only measuring time, monitor how much energy each task takes. One task could take 60 minutes and drain 30% of your daily energy. What can you outsource/delegate/say no to?

• 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗰 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀: Align your tasks with when you're most energized. We only have up to 6 hours of cognitive energy in the tank. How can we use it wisely?

• 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲: Get curious about the influences that have shaped your idea of success. Is your template realistic or filled with 'shoulds'?

• 𝗥𝗲𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲: Understand what truly serves you and what doesn't, to create a personal success recipe card.

• 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹: Set your own parameters of success, combine work, family, and personal care in a manner that's aligned with your true aspirations - and make sure you are not the last item on your own priority list.

Are you living by someone else's definition of success?


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