Personal Energy Audit: 5 Physical Factors [Video]
Even if you have planned your schedule carefully, without the right energy levels, you won’t achieve very much.
As part of a personal energy audit, we recently looked at five emotional factors impacting your energy levels. In this short video, we’ll look at five physical factors.
The audit is taken from the personal leadership section of Collaborative Project Management: A Handbook, which you can download for free as a PDF copy here.
Are you getting enough sleep? If not, you may need to assess your bedtime routine. Avoid large meals, sugary foods, coffee, and alcohol late at night. These will disrupt your sleep cycle.
How is your diet? Make sure to avoid unhealthy foods and drinks. Focus on eating healthily throughout the day – working in a reasonable amount of vegetables, fruit, and water.
Are you getting enough exercise? You should be exercising three to five times a week and each bout should be a bit harder than the last.
Do you take enough breaks daily, weekly, monthly and annually? Getting away from your work and recharging physically and mentally will give you more energy that will help you be more productive.
And finally, do you have hobbies away from work? Activities that allow you to go to a different place physically and mentally can help boost your energy levels.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.