There’s a book that I love so much I quoted it in my own book, and I recommend it more than any other book to my executive coaching clients: The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. The sub-title says it all: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal.
Well, who wouldn’t want that?
But in today’s 24-7 connected world, the pace of business is such that we easily become hyper-executives and don’t often know how to even begin to manage our energy beyond stepping away from the Blackberry as a starting point. Until now!
I just came across this list by Susan Liddy that you have to go see:
They’re all good, but a few of my favorites from her list are below:
- Choose stairs over the elevator
- Skip down the street
- Choose happiness
- Embrace life enthusiastically
- Focus on your abundance
- Slow down your life
- Focus on one thing at a time
- Jump for joy
- Practice saying “no”
- Quiet your mind chatter
- Get regular massages
- Walk slowly
- Think positive thoughts
- Adjust your posture
- Anchor yourself in the present moment
- Consider the magic of life
- Laugh, giggle and smile
©2010, Susan Liddy, AspireLifeCoaching.org.
Here are a few I’d add to Susan’s list:
2. A walk in nature
3. Play with young children
4. Swing on a swing
5. Dance to Lady Gaga tunes in your kitchen
6. Contemplate a work of art
What would YOU add to the list? Comment below!