There is a shortage of energy in our lives…..personal energy.
“I’m so busy! Stressed! Tired! ” – does that sound like some of your friends?
Maybe even you?!
For many people, work is stressful, time is limited and there’s always an endless list of things we think we should be doing. Countless emails, interruptions, distractions and decisions; it’s hard to get our work done. Often the first thing to be dropped is you! The things you do to keep healthy can suffer. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
In the Bible, Paul us teaches that all growth is – spiritual growth. Growing to become more like Jesus Christ!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
As it relates to our health, self-control is the hardest part of personal growth.
The Power Of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz says that managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal. This resource, helps you learn how to mange your own energy to have better health. Avoid a personal energy crisis.
Loehr and Schwartz say, “The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way we live our life. The book is highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy both on and off the job”.
The authors began working with elite athletes and dozens of successful corporate executives. Then they moved on to help the FBI, health care professionals, pastors, and stay-at-home moms. The book “lays out key training principles and lays out a proven step-by-step program to help you:
– Mobilize 4 key sources of energy for better health
– Balance energy expenditure with energy renewal
– Expand capacity the way elite athletes do
– Create specific energy management rituals”
The Power Of Full Engagement begins with a free online assessment to evaluate your current health. Get an outline of your life in a pyramid form – physical on the bottom, emotional, mental, and spiritual on top. The bottom level takes up most of our time. However, the top level gives us meaning and purpose.
In the book, a values exercise will help you discern your true values .Then you’ll imagine what they want to be remembered for and how to learn to live that out in practical, applicable, everyday life.
The authors ask a profound question. Imagine jumping ahead to the end of your life. What are the three most important things you have learned?
Imagine having more energy, and better health, for the things we value in life. Our family wins. Our work wins. Others win. We win.
Attitude: Consider how engaged you are in all aspects of your life.
Question: Would you like to have more energy and better health?
Recommended Resource: Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. (2004). The Power of Full Engagement, Free Press.