If you feel burnt out at work or struggle in your personal life, you can learn a lot from “The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal.” Authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz explain that the key to success is not how much energy you have but how you manage it. Some of the suggested changes are significant, such as finding a more supportive employer. However, some of the tips, like eating better and exercising, are much easier to do with the motivation from these achievement experts.
This book reveals how taking downtime at the right times helps you restore energy. The info comes with a lot of support from workplace interviews and statistics. The objective is to balance the four main types of energy: Treat your mental and physical sides as separate, and address your emotions and spiritual needs in turn. A lot of people try to do too many things at once. Instead of trying to keep pace with a nonstop world, you can get further along with a series of “sprints.” According to Loehr and Schwartz, it is better to give all your focus at different times to your work, family, and health.
Professional sports comprise one of many areas in which these steps have proven helpful. You can learn how to reset and lower stress levels with daily training like a professional athlete. The duo also offers strategies to overcome setbacks. One way that the authors give to keep rolling along after an obstacle is to set healthy “rituals,” or daily routines. Then, you can jump back into your life with little effort while you process what went wrong. This book goes beyond helping you improve your work habits: You can also use the advice to work on your relationships and personal well-being.