Updated: May 14
Why do we need to manage our energy? We've all complained about not having enough time to either do schoolwork or spend time with friends and family, that we are too busy with work, or working on a significant project and can't make time to care for ourselves. So the question is: How do we find more time?
I always tell my family members that same line when they ask if I'm available, “I don’t have the time.” However, I discovered that if you follow a ritual to exercise at least 3 times a week, eat the right food (nutrition). Practice self-care (meditation, sauna, etc.), and you will develop more endurance, stamina, and energy to do so many things that you could not before.
Another thing you can do is know yourself. I am an early bird. I get more things done in the morning than in the evening. So I actively decided I would wake up at 7:15 a.m. or earlier most days and go to the gym before starting my day. Exercising is excellent for stress relief, building lean muscle, feeling stronger, getting your energy pumping, and all-that feel-good feeling. If possible, if your gym offers a sauna room, I would highly suggest that you use it.
I would also advise that you do resistance training. Why? Because:
1. You Will be physically stronger
2. You Will lose body fat
3. You Will gain strength without bulk. (Unlike men, women typically don't gain too much size from strength training in some instances. Because compared to men, women have 10 to 30 times less of the hormones that cause muscle hypertrophy. You will, however, develop muscle tone and definition. (This is a bonus.)