Saturday, 21 April 2012

How do you keep your energy levels up?

Working in communications for any organisation will be incredibly fast-paced. With such high demands from our sector, our business and ourselves, it can be easy to burn out and feel drained.
Yet so much of what we do depends on our personal energy and creativity.
If we're feeling knackered and flat, we can't possibly do our best work; so we need to make sure we recharge every so often.
I try to take care of myself by having early nights, going to the gym a couple of times a week and making sure I spend time with the people I love. I am a bit of a terror for the junk food though and I know I really must kick that habit!
The other way I keep my energy levels up is from talking to other people, outside of the business, to share ideas, get inspiration and reassurance.
I need to have those things to be able to do my job so I try to get out at least once a month, whether it's to a speaking engagement, conference, seminar or best practice visit.
By talking things through with people who have a different perspective and listening to others, I pick up ideas and potential solutions. Quite frequently after a day out of the office, my brain whirs with possibilities and I'll be itching to get back into work to pitch my ideas or share what I've learnt.
I think the secret to keeping your energy up is knowing what works for you; what energises you and what you need to be able to give your best every day.
How do you keep your energy levels up?

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