So i like to binge read several self-enrichment books at the same time (Kindle makes this super easy) and The One Thing is (ironically) one of them at the moment. It’s got some excellent practical schizz in it. In fact, i highly recommend it if you’re longing for a boot up the glutes productivity wise. This bit below especially resonated and it’s genius advice for the Zap Zone:
Personal energy mismanagement is a silent thief of productivity.
When we keep borrowing against our future by poorly protecting our energy, there is a predictable outcome of either slowly running out of gas or prematurely crashing and burning. You see it all the time…(people) try to do too much and because this never works out over time, they end up making a horrific deal with themselves. They go for success by sacrificing their health. They stay up late, miss meals or eat poorly and completely ignore exercise.
Personal energy becomes an afterthought; allowing health and home life to suffer becomes acceptable by default. Driven to hit goals, they think of cheating themselves as a good bet, but this gamble can’t pay off. Not only does this approach consistently short-circuit your best work, it’s dangerous to assume that health and hearth will just be waiting for you to come back and enjoy anytime in the future.
High achievement and extraordinary results require big energy. The trick is learning how to get it and keep it.
Most of us – i think – know exactly how to cultivate and harness our personal energy, it’s just a matter of doing it, in a world full of quick fix promises and the concept of bogus success via debt slavery/luxury goods etc. Another really good book on productivity and personal energy – very now – is Eat Move Sleep by Tom Rath.
Diagnosed young with an appalling disease that basically kept seeding cancerous tumors in his body, he was forced to investigate precisely what is absolutely proven to work in terms of optimal functioning and he has turned it into an uber-pragmatic tome full of micro-tips – small changes, big results.