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Brain Circuits

Feeling less productive? You may need this self-check

IbyIMD+ Published 2 June 2022 in Brain Circuits • 3 min read

In business, we are well versed in budgets and accounting to keep track of our resources, but in our personal lives many of us fall short in this regard. As leaders, it is important that we both learn and model how to keep track of our personal energy resources, in order to get the best out of ourselves and our teams. A good way to consider this is to view it as an Energy Budget.

Your energy budget

Your budget should track both what drains and what recharges you. When your drains are exceeding your recharging capabilities, you may consider yourself “in the red”, and it is time to reorganize your life to bring back balance.

A team exercise

When your energy is low, it can drag down not just your own productivity, but that of your coworkers. This is true for everyone, so tracking your budget is an exercise you…

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