Human Energy is a valuable resource that can contribute to the regulation of individual emotions and behaviors to achieve desired objectives.
Energy can be described as the ability to get a particular work done. Furthermore, Human beings use their personal energy to perform daily activities. this energy derives from 4 dimensions: Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy.
People tend to feel stress and anxiousness because daily activities demand lots of time and it is a limited resource. What people are not aware of is that PERSONAL ENERGY CAN BE RENEWED by incorporating simple rituals that will enhance the well-being of individuals.
Are You Headed for an Energy Crisis?
Please check the statements below that are true for you.
— I don’t regularly get at least seven to eight hours of sleep, and I often wake up feeling tired.
— I frequently skip breakfast, or I settle for something that isn’t nutritious.
— I don’t work out enough (meaning cardiovascular training at least three times a week and strength training at least once a week).
— I don’t take regular breaks during the day to truly renew and recharge, or I often eat lunch at my desk, if I eat it at all.
— I frequently find myself feeling irritable, impatient, or anxious at work, especially when work is demanding.
— I don’t have enough time with my family and loved ones, and when I’m with them, I’m not always really with them.
— I have too little time for the activities that I most deeply enjoy.
— I don’t stop frequently enough to express my appreciation to others or to savor my accomplishments and blessings.
— I have difficulty focusing on one thing at a time, and I am easily distracted during the day, especially by e-mail.
— I spend much of my day reacting to immediate crises and demands rather than focusing on activities with longer-term value and high leverage.
— I don’t take enough time for reflection, strategizing, and creative thinking.
— I work in the evenings or on weekends, and I almost never take an e-mail–free vacation.
— I don’t spend enough time at work doing what I do best and enjoy most.
— There are significant gaps between what I say is most important to me in my life and how I actually allocate my time and energy.
— My decisions at work are more often influenced by external demands than by a strong, clear sense of my own purpose.
— I don’t invest enough time and energy inmaking a positive difference to others or to the world.
— How is your overall energy?
Total number of statements checked: —
Guide to scores
0–3: Excellent energy management skills
4–6: Reasonable energy management skills
7–10: Significant energy management deficits
11–16: A full-fledged energy management crisis
What do you need to work on?
Number of checks in each category:
Body — Emotions —
Mind — Spirit —
Guide to category scores
0: Excellent energy management skills
1: Strong energy management skills
2: Significant deficits
3: Poor energy management skills
4: A full-fledged energy crisis
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