Notes from The Productivity Show | Why Time Management Doesn’t Work & Why You Should Focus on Energy Instead (TPS142)
The best time management system is worthless if you don’t have the energy to work on it. Energy has four components:
You need dedicated recovery time in each of these areas.
- Life is not a marathon, it is a series of sprints.
- You probably won’t see results from individual exercise sessions, especially when you first start. But it compounds over time.
Tips for increasing energy:
- Get enough sleep
- Eat clean
- Take strategic breaks. (Watching TV or listening to podcasts is not actually a mental break)
- Establish rituals
- Know your why. Understand your purpose.
- Give to others.