Lifestyle

Energy Management: When You’re An Employed Entrepreneur

March 25, 2019

What is Energy Management? Energy management is being aware of your body’s natural rhythm. It begins with self-awareness. When you’re knowledgeable and have a better understanding of how your mental […]

I'm Sarah!

Sarah is the founder and CEO of Rebel Office Inc. and your guide to simplifying your business model, streamlining your ops, and scaling your money-makers.

hello,

5 Ways to Sell Your Services Without Social Media

grab my free guide

Yup. We said it. 🤯

What is Energy Management?

Energy management is being aware of your body’s natural rhythm. It begins with self-awareness.

When you’re knowledgeable and have a better understanding of how your mental and physical energy levels work throughout the day, you can prioritize your planned activities around it.

For example, my energy is at its highest peak in the mornings.

Therefore, I teach online in the early mornings right from the comfort of my living room before I leave for my 9-5 job. My classes are 30 minutes in length, allowing me to teach from 6:30 am to 8:00 am. I’m out the door and on my way to the office by 8:15 am. I don’t schedule any classes in the evenings because that’s when my energy is at its lowest.

Some people might have high energy levels during the evening hours rather than early in the mornings. Energy management is about aligning tasks to your natural rhythms.

 

Let’s get into some energy management productivity hacks:

 

I entered 2019 with feelings of excitement and accomplishment. During the last quarter of 2018, I endured many late nights and early mornings simultaneously building two businesses, the Sweet Decor and the Five Minute Mindfulness podcast.

However, like many small business owners, I still work a corporate job. I also work two part-time jobs as a Certified English Language teacher. Working a full-time job, two part-time jobs, running a business, and hosting a podcast, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed when juggling multiple responsibilities.

I’ve always been highly ambitious, but I wasn’t consistently in tune with my energy. For a long time, my focus was just on managing my time. I would schedule the time to do specific tasks, but it didn’t always get done as planned because I was frequently feeling drained. On occasions, I didn’t have the energy to do the things I set out to do.
I eventually caught on to the fact that energy management is just as important as time management.

 

Be Observant

Grab a pen and begin to track where your energy levels are throughout the day. Break it down into these categories.

  • High Energy
  • Medium Energy
  • Low Energy
  • Relaxed Energy
  • Undetermined

 

Resource Library

 

Daily Map Out

Not only do you need to observe your energy during certain times of the day, but you also must take into consideration the days during the week your energy may differ.

For me, my enthusiasm may peak at the end of the day on a Friday, especially during the Spring weather because the winter blues start to decrease, and the Friday happy hours begin.

Who doesn’t love a good after-work happy hour on a Friday?

Keep track of your daily levels to determine if there are any fluctuations or if your levels remain consistent.

Do this for a week or two before you begin to schedule your tasks.

 

Categorize

Once you begin to feel like you have a reliable picture of where your energy stands, begin to categorize your tasks accordingly.

+ High Energy– create new content, physical activity (yoga, gym, running), try something new, brainstorm session, meeting with clients.

+ Medium Energy– writing a blog post, social media engagement, household chores, cooking, go for a walk.

+ Low Energy– reading, checking emails, pay bills, clean your workspace, set appointments, meditate.

+ Relaxed Energy– meditate, light a candle, read a book, watch your favourite movie, shower, sleep

+ Undetermined– sometimes, there are times when our energy is just in limbo. This category allows for some flexibility.

 

The goal of managing your energy is to be able to perform with maximum productivity. Energy can change like the seasons, especially during different life circumstances. Your energy map is not set in stone. Test it out and adjust it accordingly when necessary.

Energy management

+ show Comments

- Hide Comments

add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Browse By Category

strategy

CEO

Marketing & Sales

PODCAST

lifestyle

what to read next

Grab your free Guide

5 Tasks to Automate in The Next 30 Days to Hit $5K Months (Consistently)

Grab My Guide →

Free guide

5 Tasks to Automate in The Next 30 Days to Hit $5K Months (Consistently)

I’m the founder of Rebel Office Inc. and your guide to getting shit done for a day.

I’ve been running my company for over 5 years now and have become known to my long roster of clients as a systems queen and a pro at tackling projects that impact their businesses. I’ve worked with (literally) hundreds of businesses to help them elevate, automate and step into that next level of success.

And that’s what I want for you.

Whether it’s creating a clear path forward to skyrocket you forward, building an epic funnel that runs while you sleep and sells with intention, or walks your clients through the most referral-worthy experience, let me keep you accountable, share my resources and help you cross that big To Do off the list.

hey, I'm Sarah!

Who am I to help you for a day, right?

Your destination for simplifying, streamlining and scaling for epic impact.

Home
Courses
About
Work Parties
Resources

REBEL OFFICE

© REBEL OFFICE INC. 2021  |  Template by TONIC  |  Photos by COLORJOY and HILARY SPENCER  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms

podcast
Visionary vacay