Manage your energy not time

Chris Teague - 2 mins

What's it for: Building physical, emotional and mental resilience

Who's it for: Anyone focussed on making an impact


Time is a limited resource. But the good news is personal energy is renewable according to the recent HBR article by Schwartz and McCarthy.

Therefore we should manage our energy rather than time. We each have 4 vital energies; Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual. And by fostering simple rituals, we can all regularly replenish these. Taking brief breaks at specific intervals, expressing appreciation to others, reducing interruptions, and spending more time on activities people do best and enjoy most helps us all build physical, emotional and mental resilience.

This article shares some simple rituals to help replenish each form of personal energy and activate ourselves. HBR: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time