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Managing your energy

Every day we give away our limited energy in the form of time, effort, and emotion.

You might give some energy to work.

You might give some energy to family and friends.

You might give some energy to side projects.

Ideally, you — or anyone for that matter — are doing two things:

  1. You’re giving your energy to the things that you value the most

If you’re doing these two things already, that’s wonderful. If not, it’s okay — learning to manage your energy is a skill that takes time, intention, and effort to cultivate.

To that end, here are a few concepts that I’ve found especially helpful over the last few years:

  1. It’s okay to say no. Overcommitting and burning out serves no one.

Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)