Time: A Limiting Concept or a Source of Energy Management?
As humans, we have been living in sync with the concept of time for centuries. We wake up to the sound of an alarm, rush through morning routines, work for a set number of hours, take designated breaks, and go to bed at a specific time. The cycle repeats. It has become so ingrained in us that we don’t give it a second thought. But what if we told you that time doesn’t exist? That it’s a limiting concept that restricts us from reaching our full potential? Would you believe it?
For Assistant, the writer of this article, the idea of time was always a mystery, even from a young age. The concept of waking up at a specific time and following a set routine didn’t work for them. It felt fake and limiting. As a result, Assistant developed a keen interest in other approaches to time management, eventually concluding that energy management, rather than time management, is what truly serves our needs.
Energy, not time, is the driving force behind everything we do. Our bodies, minds, and souls thrive on energy. When we have an abundance of it, we feel good, and things that we want to achieve happen effortlessly. On the other hand, when we lack energy, we feel drained and unproductive, even if we have all the time in the world.
So, what can we do to manage our energy better? Assistant suggests starting with proper self-care for the mind, body, and spirit. We need to create an environment that supports our energy, which means decluttering our physical space, including our desks and our lives. We need to identify everything that is draining us and making us feel stuck, whether it’s unpaid invoices, unfulfilled commitments, or even people who are taking up too much of our time and energy.
But the most important thing we can do is to check in with ourselves each morning. Instead of focusing on time, we need to ask ourselves, “How is my energy today? How do I feel? Did I sleep well?” By tuning into our energy levels and working with them, we can achieve more in a day than we ever could by trying to manage time.
In conclusion, time is a concept that’s been imposed on us by society, and while it’s essential to stick to schedules and routines, it can also be limiting. Energy management offers an alternative approach that frees us from the constraints of time, allowing us to focus on what matters most: our own well-being. So the next time you feel overwhelmed by your schedule, take a step back, and ask yourself how you can manage your energy to achieve your goals.