Something to consider before getting to the content of the present post.
Now O’ Clock; Being Mindful, it Always is. This title hints at what the plot could be about. The book’s theme is mostly based on the significance and benefits of living in the present and of thinking about “energy management” as doable, and of “time management” as something that simply cannot be done. The author, William Garcia, believes we can no more manage the weather than we could manage Time. He nevertheless suggest that you think of the idea of “time management” as merely a mental tool and nothing more.
OF MAN AND FISH
Fish do not get water, and Man do not get air. Each is born in its own element. Just the same, Man nor Fish get Time, they’re born in it – WG
Living by these words makes his life easier, simpler and more manageable.He also encourages readers, or listeners for that matter, to learn about and start practicing mindfulness meditation. It will, in a positive way, change their perspective about Time, Life and living.
Now O’ Clock; Being Mindful, it Always is, takes you on the inspiring journey toward the enlightened mindfulness of “being” in the moment and staying there long enough to be awakened to the mindless and stressful pace the Beast has set, and how, in insidious ways, it controls our daily lives. We already know the Beast as a “what,” not a “who”. Who, is what it has conditioned us to “be”.
In the book, the author introduces you to the Beast.
Life Force Management
One way or another, each one of us is directed by a greater power. And the more you admit it, the more it will be brought to light.
You must first acknowledge that life is not about you to grasp the transformative potential. Life is about us. When you take on a challenge that is bigger than you, you open yourself up to new experiences and perspectives. As a direct consequence, you will have a more enjoyable time. It is not what you receive in life that determines whether or not your life has value; rather, it is what you offer to others.
What is Life Force Management?
To live a productive, happy, and fulfilled life, you must be capable of managing your time and resources effectively. Even though it’s closely tied to time management, it extends much beyond to-do lists and day planners. Having a lot on your plate does not equal being productive. In order to take charge of your life, you need to learn how to manage your stress, control your emotions, and regulate your thoughts. There are a variety of life force management skills that you may master, such as developing healthy habits and learning how to delegate.
Why is Life Force Management important?
You may be more productive, do more in less time, and do more with less time if you manage your life. To be a great friend, an exceptional spouse, and an attentive parent, you need to manage your life in a way that allows you to do all of these things simultaneously. It frees you from “the bustle” and puts you in touch with the joy of living.
The following are five steps for managing one’s life energy:
Setting boundaries is the first step in determining your limits
No one knows you better than you know yourself. You can protect your energy and drive yourself to attain your goals by establishing personal boundaries.
The book Effortless by Greg McKeown contains examples of how this works. Based on your priorities, you can set limits on how much or how little you do in a given day.
You can avoid burnout and stay on track with your goals if you set clear boundaries for yourself. Depending on how much energy you have each day, you have some leeway in how you spend it.
Even if your energy levels are low, you can still stay on track. Just remember that there will always be another day for you to get even more done. Make sure to keep in mind that you may have to change such boundaries in the future.
Make time for relaxation and rehabilitation a part of your plans
It’s crucial to consider downtime and recovery when managing your energy. It’s not acceptable to treat these as an afterthought. Instead, you should arrange them into your daily routine.
Recovery takes time away from work, but it’s an essential element of the daily routine for high achievers.
When you’re focused and focusing on managing your energy, time isn’t the most important factor. Energy levels are more important than anything else.
Make time for analytical work
Attending multiple meetings in a short period of time may become necessary on occasion. However, this is not sustainable in the long run if your goal is to produce outstanding results. This is why it’s crucial to set aside time each day for focused work
When you have a block of undisturbed time to devote to high-impact work, you are engaging in “deep work.”
You’ll be more successful in the long run when you put in the time and effort to accomplish a quality job. Schedule your deep work at a moment when you are most energized.
Learn how to delegate
With this information, you’ll be able to properly arrange your day to get the most out of your energy. Delegating when possible can help you better manage your energy, and an added benefit is that it helps you hone your leadership abilities.
The ability to delegate isn’t always an option for you. As an entry-level employee, you will be expected to perform a number of activities, no matter what, But if your coworkers have energy needs that are similar to yours, you may be able to find a solution.
Suppose you work in quality assurance, and the process depletes your energy in tracking down and fixing regression bugs. As a developer, you may be able to delegate to a coworker who thrives in bug regression and aid them with other tasks that deplete them instead.