Even after you’ve learned about how to obtain and store energy for your body, you need to know how to use that energy efficiently. If you waste all of your energy on unnecessary tasks or use too much of it on something that really shouldn’t require much energy, you are being inefficient. So how can we tell if we are using our energy efficiently or not? It will require some observation on your part to see what sorts of activities you expend most of your energy on. If you realize that you’re spending hours a day watching TV or browsing the internet, you are probably not using your energy as efficiently as you could be. Here are a few things to keep in mind about using your energy.
Focus: When you’re undertaking an important task, make sure you will be able to focus exclusively on it for as long as you are able. The more distractions that occur during activities that use a lot of energy, the more time and energy you will waste trying to get something done. Eliminate distractions and keep your mind concentrated on the task at hand.
Separate Tasks: If you keep your tasks separate and organize them according to priority, you will be able to better reserve energy for the larger tasks and leave less important tasks for the times when your energy is lower. Also write tasks down so that you don’t have to keep everything you need to do in your head all the time; that takes energy too.
Don’t Procrastinate – This is probably advice you’ve heard already, but don’t underestimate the damage that procrastination can do to your energy. If you waste your energy on doing unnecessary, unproductive things because you’re trying to delay working on something that needs to be done, you will have no energy left over when it comes time to actually work on the project.