“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
Sydney J. Harris
“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
The most important thing for me to manage during my workday and workweek is not my time but my energy.
- Self-kindness. When I tried to use my time in the most effective way it worked for a short while. But then my energy simply ran out and I felt stressed and it didn’t matter too much if I had freed up some extra time because I didn’t have the energy to use that time in a good way anyway.
- I get more of the most important things done in a better way. When I manage my energy in a smart way I get more of the absolutely most important things done and my work is of higher quality.
Today I’d like to share three mistakes I have made – and think are quite common – that have certainly sucked a lot of extra and unnecessary energy out of me in the past.
And what to do about them.