As a leader, one of the greatest things you can bring to the table is energy. If you’re lacking in energy, you cannot expect your team to make up the difference. You have to set the atmosphere and create an energetic culture by modeling it. Here are a few tips for boosting your energy so that you can lead better!
First, you must decide that you will be an energetic person. Even if you don’t yet feel the energy, if you resolve to be energetic then you will be motivated to do what it takes to get an energy boost. If you lack the resolve, you will be able to make the transformation.
Negativity and pessimism are huge killers of energy. This means that you need to check negativity within yourself and those around you. Do everything you can to avoid speaking the negativity that you might be feeling. Learn to hold your tongue in this area and speak positively instead. It will help those around you and it will shift your thinking. Also, avoid those who carry these characteristics. They will drain your energy and get you falling back into old ways of thinking.
Diet & Exercise
It’s common knowledge that a healthy diet and an active lifestyle will keep you feeling energetic. When you’re body gets the nutrition it needs, it’s energy systems will be running optimally. Additionally, staying physically fit plays a huge role in boosting your energy systems as well. Each can help a little on their own, but when you put the two together, you will see the greatest benefit.
As the leader, it can be a temptation to work harder and longer that everyone else. This is faulty thinking. Empower those under you to lead so that you can get some unnecessary tasks off of your plate. It will allow you to spend more quality time getting the rest and recuperation that you need. Your ability to work and lead effectively will be at it’s optimal level when you’re rested and energized.