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May 22, 2019 14:08:36

Energy

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I started paying attention to my energy levels. 
Since energy affects things like motivation, discipline, habits etc - makes it easy to engage with life. 

Focusing on energy makes sense.  

These were my observations:

1) My glucose levels being stable and predictable translates to high energy.  

2) What I eat and drink affects my energy, It is highly correlated to #1...
What I don't eat is very important as well. 

3) Stress is big. It drains all my energy. To get my energy back, I have to self-talk myself to change focus. Self-talk using music - (#4)

4) Music is my secret weapon for energy. The right kind of music on repeat can give me the energy to move mountains. I tend to stay away from sad and depressing sorts because of how much it affects my mood. 

5) Sleeping well also does wonders for me. I tend to get good sleep naturally but it could improve. I have been working on getting to bed and waking up early.

6) Family and Friends - If my close family and friends are stressed or unwell, it affects me. I can't sleep or focus. Similarly, their good fortune seems to give me energy. 

All except #6 is under my control.

I control my energy.

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    @keni

    Scott Adams. Haha do you like his idea of scheduling his days around his energy rather than arbitrary times when one ought to be doing something ?

    Abe avatar Abe | May 25, 2019 14:19:51
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      @abrahamKim - I am just reading his books on system
      But yeah he made me aware about the need to focus on energy. Good stuff.

      Have you read anything by him?

      Keni avatar Keni | May 25, 2019 14:25:02
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      @keni

      Only his blogs. I'm planning on reading his book about falling forward or failing forward.

      Abe avatar Abe | May 25, 2019 22:23:14
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    @keni Good stuff. Very Good One. That number six is so all of us. Perfect ending.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 23, 2019 13:47:41
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      @seunoyebode - Thank you Seun

      Keni avatar Keni | May 25, 2019 14:23:52
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    @keni Great reminders here. Today I've little energy and I know it's all my fault. Hoping for a better sleep tonight.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | May 22, 2019 18:51:49
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      @Rawhead - I am horrible to be around if I don't sleep properly

      Keni avatar Keni | May 25, 2019 14:23:39
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    @keni The last line sums it up. So much of our energy is within our control. Thanks for sharing!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 22, 2019 11:52:54
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      @brandonwilson - yes sir.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 25, 2019 14:23:13
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    @keni

    hit me up with that glucose XLS on the GM.

    Abe avatar Abe | May 22, 2019 20:44:10
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      @abrahamKim - Done. 😊 Finally

      Keni avatar Keni | May 25, 2019 14:22:49
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    @keni - I really enjoy learning how other people manage their energy.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 22, 2019 11:20:09
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      @brianball - would love to hear about your energy

      Keni avatar Keni | May 25, 2019 14:22:32
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      @keni I have a jump out of the plane kind of energy -- starts off high -- and falls toward about 2 o'clock. I can often re-set it with a nap for another few hours of evening productivity. I need to be moving and using light exercise throughout the day / week to counter all the sitting. A jog, some body movement exercises like squats and push-ups and pull-ups. These all help. I'd do Zumba and have done some of my own dancing to great latin beats I enjoy. ( # the things we do behind closed doors ). Food-wise, I don't have an optimal diet. I don't consume a ton of sugar, but do avoid extreme diets ( I've tried many before. ) Eggs, bread, yoghurt, coffee, vegetables, fish and meats -- basics.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 25, 2019 12:17:32
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