In my post last month I brought up the idea of time management vs. energy management.  You can implement the best time management habits, but when it comes to tackling big projects or ones that take several months to complete and launch, it often requires a LOT of energy and stamina (not just time!).

You can have more energy to reach your goals!

What do YOU do to manage your energy to be most productive to stay the course on your most important goals and projects?

I asked my Fab Fempreneurs Facebook Community what they do. Here are a few of the tips they shared:

  1. Work on your most important project first.
    If you’re a morning person, block off some time for your key project first thing when you’re fresh. That’s when you’re most likely to think clearly and have the highest level of creativity. Check out Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy.
  2. Exercise.
    Other than the obvious health benefits, exercise is shown to increase energy levels. It can clear your head and give you more strength to combat negative thoughts that threaten to creep in. When you get more fit and build endurance and strength, it also boosts your confidence which is always fabulous! When you are more confident you feel more open to exploring possibilities that you previously shrank back from.
  3. Tackle one big project (or goal) at a time.
    Let’s face it, you are a busy woman! You have a personal life outside of business, and within your business you have things to do to keep it going, and retain and attract new clients. When it comes to those large goals and projects, it may be a good idea to focus on one at a time rather than scattering the time, attention, and energy required to make big strides on many at once. After a period of consistent focus on that one goal, it will be complete. Ahhhh… then you can move on to the next one!
  4. Take a break from it. 
    Sometimes you might feel pressured to spend day after day (even pulling an all-nighter) to get that big project done or moving. That can work for a short period of time, but isn’t sustainable. Fold in chunks of time in your schedule to work on your most important project. It might be everyday for a while, but it could work against you if you become “saturated.” You can get refreshed, feel more balanced, and get new ideas and clarity for your big goal by taking time away from it.

I would love to hear from you. In the comments below, please share: Which ones work for you? Which ones will you try?