October is Positivity Month. Looking for some ways to stay on top and be more efficient? Here are some ideas to manage energy and promote positivity:
The Power of a Good Night Sleep. While days generally consist of long hours at work followed by trying to complete tasks afterwards, many people underestimate just how important sleep plays in the energy that we have. According to the American Psychological Association, 40% of adults suffer from daytime sleepiness a few days a month, and another 20% suffer a few days a week as a result of their sleep habits. This reduces energy, well-being, and ultimately causes daily activities to hinder as a result. By aiming to average at least 8 hours of sleep a night, you will begin to feel better on a daily basis and operate at a higher level.
Develop Daily Plans. Take time on a daily basis to map out what you need to accomplish. By staying organized, you will begin to develop efficiency and identify tasks that are necessary for the utilization of your energy. Think about the hours at work and home that are dedicated to tasks other than those that are necessary (surfing the web, telephone, social media, etc.). Though we all want a little “me” time here and there, this leads to unproductive habits and drains our energy by not staying on task. By keeping an organizer, schedule, or list, you can accomplish tasks quicker, save energy, and create more time for yourself to do things you want!
Create Time For You. Half the battle with staying energetic and positive is that there seems to not be enough “me” time. Whether work feels overwhelming or life becomes hectic, making sure that you set aside time for yourself is one of the most important aspects towards maintaining health and happiness. On a weekly basis, find time in which you can perform something brings yourself happiness. Whether it is catching a football game on television, going to the movies, meeting up with friends or family, and/or performing your favorite activity, find time for such. By doing so, you will feel more relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take on tasks and goals ahead.
Go For It. Don’t be afraid and have a “can do” attitude. One major obstacle to obtaining positivity is the fear of failure. Set goals that you see yourself being able to reach and go for them. By holding back, you are only promoting negativity and the possibility of failure. Whether win, lose, or draw; knowing that you gave it your all will allow you to gain satisfaction, bring about positive energy, and affirm your actions as being successful endeavors.
Surround Yourself With Positive Energy. Whether it is being around good people, extending a helping hand, or becoming more involved (activities, organizations, etc.), surrounding yourself with positive energy will help promote health, wealth, and happiness. Positivity and energy are transferable sources that when shared create mutual satisfaction and happiness. Immersing yourself into actions that promote personal and communal positivity will lead to greater satisfaction and success within your daily lives.