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Personal Energy Crisis

Todd Musig

April 2017


How is your energy level?  Do you make it through the day without nodding off to sleep or do you find that you need to use toothpicks to keep your eyelids open?  Or, do you find that you need regular stimulants just to get through the day?  What effect does your personal energy crisis have on your personal and professional life?


Here are a few ideas to help you fuel your tank and keep your energy level up:


·         Get up and move.  Research shows that sitting at your desk for an extended period of time is not good for your mental and physical condition.  Every 20 or 30 minutes you should look for an opportunity to at least stand up, stretch and even go for a short walk.

·         Eat energizing food.  Fruits and nuts provide sustainable energy.  And, eating large meals can make you feel drowsy and lethargic.  Eat small portions more often.

·         Take power naps.  Research shows that even 15 minutes to shut your eyes and relax can make a big difference.  Don’t be afraid to find a quiet place for a quick power nap during the day. 


Having the energy to accomplish those things that are important to you is vital.  Be sure to take care of YOU and don’t burn out.

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Todd Musig

Todd Musig is the Director of Business Results in FranklinCovey’s Corporate Marketing Department.  He has over twenty years of experience in training, marketing and consulting at organizations such as FranklinCovey, AchieveGlobal and Who Moved My Cheese? LLC. He has also owned, managed and built several businesses from scratch and truly knows what it is like to organize a hectic schedule and proactively manage a busy life.  He is the co-author of, Juggling Elephants, An Easier Way to Get Your Most Important Things Done-Now and Getting to It: Accomplishing the Important, Handling the Urgent, and Removing the Unnecessary.