Renew Your Workday Energy

Learn the new metric of energy management from Andrew Deutscher.

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[MUSIC] We're all living and operating in the most difficult era to work in. [MUSIC] Throughout our history. I could say that for two reasons, number one there is nobody in here from the Industrial Revolution that's gonna argue with me. [LAUGH] > And number two there is overwhelming evidence. Overwhelmed, frustrated, distracted, anxious In many cases really at the age of burn out and break downs. Demand is overwhelming our capacity to meet it. Time is an external resource, it sits outside of you. Energy, by contrast, is an internal resource. So, you actually have control over it, and you can influence it. And not only can energy be expanded and renewed, but you can actually learn to spend it more efficiently. Studies consistently show if you feel compelled to work continuously, which burns down your reservoirs of glucose and oxygen, you will give less than full effort along the way. On average people work about 40% of the time that they're at their desk. We're actually meant to sleep twice in a 24 hour cycle. And even short of the afternoon nap, even just taking a break to step outside of all the busy-ness and renew and replenish yourself is really what I'm referring to as daytime rest. It doesn't really take very long to get renewal If you think about, you know, even for in car racing, 10 to 15 second pit stops end up being one of the primary determinant of the outcome of a race is what happens when they're not on the racetrack. What could you do for one minute through a breathing exercise, or just closing your eyes for a short of time, or getting out for a five minute walk. And those kinds of things, if you're not talking about taking a two hour sabbatical from the day, where you're more energized and more purposeful. It's about the energy that you bring to the hours you're working that Term of your value. [MUSIC]
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