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Are you full of pep and energy, ready to do more? Or do you feel drained
and exhausted? After giving at the office, is there nothing left to give
at home? Do you feel as if you are on a treadmill that will never stop,
that more things feel draining than energizing? Feeling chronically
drained is often a precursor for illness and may contribute to errors;
conversely, feeling energized enhances productivity and creativity and
encourages health. Increase vitality and reduce discomfort when you
MANAGE YOUR ENERGY.
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ENERGY*:
- Monitor your energy drains and energy gains. For the next week
keep a log of events, activities, thoughts, or emotions that increase
or decrease energy. Make two lists: Energy Drains and Energy Gains.
- Identify common themes associated with energy drains and energy
- Each day increase one behavior, interaction, task, or thought
associated with energy gains. Decrease one associated with the
- Continue every day to increase your energy gains and decrease your
For a detailed a step-by-step guide to increasing energy gains and
decreasing energy drains request a copy from firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Adapted from Peper, E., Gibney, K. H. & Holt, C. (2002). Make Health
Happen: Training Yourself to Create Wellness. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.