To stay productive at work , it is not only important to effectively manage time but it is also equally critical to manage your energy.
Try these practices to renew the four dimensions of your personal energy:
Enhance your sleep by setting an earlier bedtime and reducing intake of junk food and alcohol.
Eat small meals and light snacks every three hours
Take brief but regular breaks away from your desk at 90- to 120-minute intervals throughout the day
Learn to notice signs of imminent flagging energy,including restlessness, yawning, hunger, and difficulty concentrating
Fuel positive emotions in yourself and others by regularly expressing appreciation to people in detailed, specific terms through notes, e-mails, calls,or conversations
Defuse negative emotions—irritability, impatience,anxiety, insecurity—through deep abdominal breathing.
Look at unfavorable situations through new perspective
Reduce interruptions by performing high concentration tasks away from phones and e-mail
Respond to voice mails and e-mails at regular intervals during the day
Select the most important challenge for the next day the night before. Then make that challenge your first priority when you arrive at work in the morning
Identify your “favourite” activities—those that give you feelings of effectiveness and fulfillment
Renew Your Energy
Allocate time and energy to what you consider most important
Live your core values