If you wish there were more hours in the day, you’re not alone! We’re working harder and longer than ever before, trying to be everything to everyone. Our jobs, families, friends, fitness and hobbies all jostle for space in our lives. So, if you can’t create more hours in the day, how about creating more energy?
Unlike time, which is finite, energy can be expanded and expended daily. You just need the know-how to get more fuel in your tank. So, if you’d like more energy for yourself, this course is an exciting personal development program. Or, if you work in education, health or fitness-related industries, this course is ideal professional development!
Harnessing Personal Energy is an online course that will help you understand energy management for greater physical energy and mental clarity. You’ll discover how to boost energy naturally using positive self-talk, sleep hygiene, exercise, diet, mood-improving activities, and more.
You will also learn to avoid perpetuating myths about managing the body’s energy supply and begin to challenge them using proven strategies. You’ll also discover how to harness emotional and intellectual energies, the limitations of stress and time management, how to avoid occupational burnout, and so much more!
What You’ll Learn
Outcomes achieved when you study how to improve your energy levels:
- A definition of personal energy
- Discover the three types of personal energy
- The real energy crisis
- How leaders become and remain energised
- Implications for everyone
- Supplementary notes: physical energy production
- The nature of energy
- Units of measurement
- Energy production pathways from different foods
- Energy production from breathing
- Practical application of breathing
- Respiratory quotient
- Resting quotient
- Aerobic capacity and burning fat
- What happens during exercise?
- Keys to managing personal energy
- How you prioritise energy expenditures key
- Rewarding thoughts and actions
- The impact of negative and positive self-talk
- Identifying and conquering sources of stress
- Eating an energy-enhancing diet
- Developing an exercise program
- Engaging in mood-improving activities
- Participating in energy-increasing activities
- Improving sleep patterns
- Creating a healthy environment
- Securing others’ support for energy management efforts
- Supplementary notes: energy & aerobic fitness
- ATP and ADP
- Krebs cycle
- Ten myths about managing energy supply
- Fatigue & recovery
- Strategies for recovering from mental activity.
- Factors that contribute to shortages in intellectual energy
- Assessing your intellectual energy
- The importance of emotional energy
- Factors that contribute significantly to shortages in emotional energy
- Assessing your emotional energy
- Leadership and energy
- Enhancement of energy
- The basics for healthy eating
- Other factors affecting nutrition
- Food allergies and food intolerance
- Basic points about personal energy
- Stretching exercises
- The impact of avoidance
- What are “avoiders” trying to avoid?
- Bases for avoidance
- Energy and play
- Therapeutic benefits of recreation
And more …
What is Personal Energy Management?
Personal energy is the amount of stamina, both physical, intellectual and emotional that you have to complete tasks or activities throughout your day. It’s helpful to think about the three types of personal energies – physical, intellectual and emotional. All play their part in improving your productivity and quality of life
Your ability to perform physical tasks required throughout your day, both in your personal and professional life. It might mean lifting heavy objects in a manual job or being able to play with the kids when you arrive home from work in the evenings.
Your ability to concentrate, focus, pay attention and listen. Your mental energy is just as important in the workplace as at home. If you come home from work and lack the mental energy to have an engaging conversation with your partner, your relationships suffer.
Your emotional energy is the ability to show compassion to yourself and others. Human beings are complex creatures, and emotional intelligence is highly valued in our personal and professional lives, so if you lack emotional energy, many areas of your life will be negatively affected.
5 Tips to Boost Your Personal Energy
Increase Your Magnesium Intake
Eating a balanced diet is important to improve your energy levels, but if you’re a little low in magnesium, you might feel depleted.
Have you ever noticed your energy spikes when you eat a banana before a workout? That’s because bananas are full of magnesium! One large banana packs a powerful 37mg or 9% of the RDI!
You can also eat a handful of nuts – almonds, hazelnuts, and cashews are a great source of magnesium – increase your intake of whole grains and eat more fish!
Take a Morning Walk
Moving while you’re tired might seem counterintuitive, but exercise of any kind – even a stroll around the block – increases energy. So, set your alarm for half an hour earlier than you usually get up and take your dog (or your neighbour’s dog) for a stroll around the block. Or, make a plan to meet with a friend so they’ll keep you accountable when you wake up feeling too tired!
Drink More Water (Less Alcohol)
So, it’s no surprise that water is important to improve your energy levels. But did you know how much water you should drink in a day? You might be surprised! As a general rule, men need ten glasses of water a day and women need eight.
Also, when we’re thirsty, we feel fatigued – so more water = more energy!
Alcohol dehydrates, so cutting back on alcohol, especially in the evening, improves your sleep and ensures you’re not waking up fatigued.
Professions Where Boosting Energy is Powerful
Any career or job benefits when you can improve your energy levels and boost the energy of others, but in the following professions, it’s almost a necessity.
Whether you teach primary school, high school, or university level, you’ll need to know how to influence your students’ energy to get the most out of them. An engaged classroom is one where there is abundant mental energy!
Your job is to help people get fitter and healthier. It’s almost impossible to achieve results if your clients lack energy. The more energetic your client, the more committed they’ll be to action your health and fitness advice and programs.
As with personal trainers, your ability to motivate a team to achieve athletic and sporting goals hinges on your clients’ physical energy! In this course, you’ll learn how to increase your energy levels and that of your team!
Managers benefit from being able to get the most out of their staff. If you could increase your energy levels and boost your team’s energy levels, imagine how many professional goals you could achieve!
Gain the knowledge and skills required to improve your energy levels and boost the energy of others with our Harnessing Personal Energy course!