16 ways to boost mental energy and be more productive

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From my productivity course: http://bit.ly/1bI1KRP

From my productivity course: http://bit.ly/1bI1KRP

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  • 1. Do More Better Faster! Energy Hacking for Productivity Mike Fishbein, www.mfishbein.com
  • 2. Introduction What is energy hacking? | Why boost energy? | Who am I? MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 3. Why Boost Energy? ● Accomplish more ○ Produce higher quality work at greater speed ● Feel better ○ Improve your mood and outlook ● Avoid Fatigue ○ ○ Bounce back More energy to do all that we want to do and accomplish MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 4. What is Energy Hacking? ● Mind ○ How you think and what you think about ● Body ○ Nutrition and fitness ● Sleep ○ Less time in bed = more time doing the things you love MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 5. What is Energy Hacking? ● Productivity ○ Systems to be more effective ● Self Development ○ Improve yourself and be happier ● Philosophy ○ A way to live life MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 6. Mind How to Boost Mental Energy MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 7. What is mental energy? ● Mood ○ Thinking good → feeling good → performing good ● Motivation and Willpower ○ ○ Initiative Avoid procrastination ● Focus ○ ○ Effectiveness Duration ● Confidence ○ Perception → performance MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 8. The way we feel affects the way we perform and how we’re perceived. How we’re perceived effects how we perform. MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 9. How to Boost Mental Energy ● Positive Thinking ● Gratitude ● Negative Visualization ● Relationships ● Decluttering ● Control ● Responsibility ● Being Present ● Having Fun! ● Mental Stimulation ● Meditation ● New Experiences ● Minimalism ● Passion MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 10. 1. Think Positively ● Optimistic ● Confident ● Happy MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 11. Negative thoughts → negative results Positive thoughts → positive results MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 12. Action Items ● Be more conscious ○ When are you thinking positively and negatively ● People ○ Be around others who think and speak positively ● Spin ○ ○ Look on the bright side Take advantage MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 13. 2. Practice Gratitude ● Remind yourself ● Think big picture ○ Forget the miniscule ● Self-acceptance ○ Instead of constantly wanting more MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 14. Write down 5 things you are grateful for in your life MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 15. 3. Negative Visualization ● Worst case scenarios ● Reduce insatiability ○ Avoid taking for granted what we have ● Lessen impact MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 16. Instead of thinking about what you want but don’t have, think about what you do have and how much you would miss it MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 17. 4. People ● Humans are by nature social ● Relationships bind us ● Bring joy and energy MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 18. Create a game plan for spending more time with loved ones and people who bring you energy MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 19. 5. Declutter ● Mentally ● Physically MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 20. More stuff = more stress MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 21. Action Items ● Write stuff down ○ ○ ○ Journal To-do list Calendar ● Throw stuff out ○ ○ Rent instead of owning Go through your closet MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 22. 6. Sunlight ● Vitamin D ● Rhythm ● Serotonin MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 23. If you’re feeling tired, try sitting outside for 15 minutes Adapt your home, office, and routine so you can get more sunlight MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 24. 7. Fun! ● More positive thinking and motivation MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 25. As busy as you may be, don’t forget to allocate time to friends, family, and hobbies MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 26. 8. Stimulate your mind ● Challenge ● Boredom ● The happy medium MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 27. Try learning a new skill MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 28. 9. Meditation ● Greater consciousness ● More present ● Less stress ● Thought clarity MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 29. Look in to a local or online meditation class MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 30. 10. Try New Things ● Autopilot mode ● Consciousness ● New stimulation MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 31. Break your routine. Be spontaneous. MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 32. 11. Minimalism ● Delegate ● Say “no” ● Time MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 33. Why I stopped watching TV... MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 34. 12. Control ● Want ● Hope ● Worry MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 35. Do the best you can and let the rest happen MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 36. What’s not in your control ● The Past ● Others’ opinions and decisions ● What could go wrong MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 37. Write down what you’re currently worrying about or hoping for, and differentiate between what’s in your control and what’s not MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 38. 13. Passion ● Don’t do stuff you hate ● Passion →effectiveness MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 39. What do you love doing? How can you arrange your career or lifestyle so you can do more of it? MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 40. 14. Affirmations ● Statement to reinforce beliefs ○ ○ ○ Written Spoken Self-spoken ● Actionable positive thinking MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 41. 15. Be Present ● Better focus ○ less distraction ● Less stress ● Control ○ Past or future ● Full engagement MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 42. 16. Responsibility for Emotions ● Emotions come from within ● Not dependent on outcomes MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  • 43. To learn more about Energy Hacking and Productivity, check out my Udemy course: http://bit.ly/1bI1KRP MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING