5 tips for managing your energy levels at work

Have you ever walked into a room and just felt drained of energy?

Maybe you've been introduced to someone and you’ve just felt negative energy from them or no matter how much you try you just can’t seem to gel with them. We are all made of energy, whether you think its a bit mumbo jumbo or unrealistic, its scientific fact as much as we have muscles and bones.

This means that everything we do creates energy, our thoughts and actions and these also have an effect on our body and our emotions. If you’ve ever had a twinge or a pain, you might be surprised to know that it could be trapped energy or emotion that is causing it.

You can monitor your energy levels and then do activities that boost your energy throughout the day.

5 tips for managing your energy levels

  1. Your thoughts create feelings, which create energy and emotions. Think negative thoughts and that’s going to have a negative effect on your energy. When you catch yourself transform your thoughts into positive ones. Use affirmations as a quick way to shift your energy.

  2. A lot of people tend to work better in the morning, so tackle bigger projects first thing, even if you break it down into smaller tasks. You’re likely to get more achieved.

  3. Stay away from drama and gossip and definitely don’t be the instigator! Spreading unpleasantness about other people is an energy drainer and attracts negativity. Don’t do it. Full stop.

  4. Plan activities that energise you. Think about the tasks that you have and schedule something that you enjoy doing around other tasks that you find less enjoyable.

  5. Know what your own energy flow is. A lot of people tend to slump in the afternoon, but maybe this is when you get your best work done. Avoid working late if you don't really achieve more and just know when you will get the best out of yourself.

If you would like to know from a Chinese medicine perspective how to manage your energy, this Chinese Body Clock video makes an interesting watch. It does cover all aspects of life, so comes with a small rating warning, if you get my drift!

The energy of the mind is the essence of life
— Aristotle
Louise Hallam