There are a number of things you can do. One solution will not work at all times, so it’s best to experiment. And, if needed, you’ll have to fight to regroup. That seems counterintuitive and extreme, but it makes sense during dire times.
At your job, within your family, among your closest friends–all these contexts require a mindset that you will do whatever you need to do to get it done, whatever done means at the time. This kind of extreme mindset is needed right now to manage your energy levels. It’s taking on an air of seriousness that doesn’t normally exist.
We’re going through a difficult time, and that calls for difficult measures of endurance and energy management. Mindset is crucial right now. So you need to decide if that’s where you want to be. Do you want to do whatever it takes to manage your energy levels? That’s the first step.
Next, you need to run through your list of normal energy drains and energy boosters. List them side by side. One side tanks your energy levels. The other lifts you up. Once you have them all listed out, focus on the tried and true, the energy boosters that have lifted you up most reliably in the past. Match them against the energy drains on the other side. You might start to see patterns. There are going to be some logical counteracting punches that you can use against the most famous energy drains in your life.
This kind of ruthless approach to finding balancing might seem odd, but strange times call for these types of measures.
You don’t have to totally revamp your life. You just need to use simple skills–like this list-building approach–in bolder and more resilient ways. If you approached your energy management halfheartedly in the past, it might be time to amp it up a bit.
No one can balance your energy for you. You’re going to have to do it. Take it seriously, like you would a job. This is your life we’re talking about.
Treat it with the respect and ruthless compassion that it deserves.
We will get through this,