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The Exhaustion Cure book by Laura Stack


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A holistic approach to increasing your get-up and go, from the productivity expert whose previous books showed people how to Find More Time and Leave the Office Earlier. If you want to be productive but are just too tired all the time, you need to read this book!

Laura Stack combines invaluable insights and practical advice in this guide to becoming more energetic and more productive in every area of life. Stack describes the factors that contribute to low energy (the “energy bandits”) and explains how to reduce their effects and build up or renew sources of positive force (with “energy boosters”).

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The Exhaustion Cure book by Laura Stack

  1. 1. Presented by Laura Stack
  2. 2. The Exhaustion Cure by Laura Stack <ul><li>The Exhaustion Cure (Broadway Books, 2008) outlines a plan to gain more energy in your life. This presentation outlines the three sources of energy: Physiology, Practices, and Periphery. Each section outlines seven daily lessons, creating a 21-day energy boosting plan. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Energy is Not <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul>
  4. 4. Energy is CAPACITY <ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- the ability to work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy level - measures capacity to put forth productive effort </li></ul><ul><li>Energy levels - increase the potential of accomplishing goals </li></ul>
  5. 5. The 3 P’s of Energy <ul><li>Physiology How your body affects your energy </li></ul><ul><li>Practices How your behavior affects your energy </li></ul><ul><li>Periphery How your background affects your energy </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1. Sleep <ul><li>Boosts energy levels </li></ul><ul><li>Improves memory </li></ul><ul><li>Increases your ability to concentrate </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens your immune system </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases your risk of death and injury </li></ul>Sleep is one of the keys to maximizing energy level
  7. 7. 2. Diet Whole grains Colorful fruits and vegetables Proteins Heart-healthy fats Fiber, vitamins, minerals Phytochemicals Nutritious foods are necessary for maintaining high energy Your diet should Include:
  8. 8. 3. Nutrition Poor nutrition can be as draining as the wrong diet, and the consequences can sneak up on you. If you're constantly dragging and have headaches, you may be suffering from a nutritional deficiency. To power up energy recognize nutritional imbalances
  9. 9. 4. Exercise <ul><li>Infuses energy and boosts your mood </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you lose weight </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases your risk of disease </li></ul><ul><li>Speeds up blood flow </li></ul><ul><li>Brings more oxygen, which is a high-energy necessity </li></ul>Exercising will give you the energy you need
  10. 10. 5. Metabolism Metabolism the cellular process by which your body converts food calories into energy Supercharge your metabolism to keeping going
  11. 11. 6. Pacing If you start out the day with plenty of fuel, you may eventually feel that energy slipping away. Your energy budget will determine whether you break through the wall or slog through the mental mud. How well you handle your energy budget
  12. 12. 7. Health <ul><li>Take good care of your health. </li></ul><ul><li>Get regular check-ups. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate chronic conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Check into new treatments on a regular basis. </li></ul>When you don't feel well, it's hard to be productive
  13. 13. 8. Quick Fixes You eat well. You get enough sleep. You exercise every day… A few things that can help you get back on track but your energy's at rock-bottom… desperate measures are required!
  14. 14. 9. Relaxation Leisure activities and relaxation like reading, talking, playing games, and other non-gadget pastimes can reduce your stress levels and increase your energy. If you don't know how to relax you can’t be productive
  15. 15. 10. Attitude Being negative takes extra energy Whether positive or negative, is contagious <ul><li>Learn how to cultivate tolerance… </li></ul><ul><li>Patience instead of impatience.. . </li></ul><ul><li>Optimism rather than pessimism… </li></ul><ul><li>Gratitude versus an ungrateful spirit. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 11. Resolution How much energy is spent stewing about things? Learn to create closure on the things that bother you Getting too agitated will cause you to lose focus. If that's the case, you're no good for anything until you can calmly address the issue.
  17. 17. 12. Responsibilities Unfortunately, not all of our tasks excite us, so spending energy on them feels wasteful. If an activity's not challenging or offers no reward, motivation is more difficult. Complete your tasks more efficiently
  18. 18. 13. Time Management An intense, personal commitment to achieving your goals gives you the vigor you need to move forward every day. Time is your most valuable possession
  19. 19. 14. Learning There's a good reason the saying &quot;Grow or Die&quot; is a something of a cliché, because it verbalizes a deep-rooted truth about human nature: you need to keep to growing intellectually all the days of your life. Do something to grow intellectually every day.
  20. 20. 15. Environment Studies have proven that lighting, décor, smell, noise level, temperature, ergonomics, and color can all affect how you feel. If your environment's draining you dry, try these tips
  21. 21. 16. Relationships Research shows that physical exercise, relaxation, and physical health are associated with feelings of well-being, but the strongest association of all is social support. Spending time with friends boosts your sense of self-esteem
  22. 22. 17. Stress <ul><li>People with high stress levels are more likely to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have heart attacks and strokes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond poorly to flu vaccines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catch colds easily </li></ul></ul>Shifting your perception reduces the impact of stress
  23. 23. 18. Technology Many of us use handheld technology in all aspects of our daily lives, blurring the boundaries between work and home. Has this made you feel more overworked and less energized? Break free from technology
  24. 24. 19. Purpose Are you following your mission in life, or do you feel disconnected from what you want to do, believe in, and value? Are other people defining who you are? Organize time around your values to gain more energy
  25. 25. 20. Workplace The workplace is full of energy drains. Hours can pass with no results if you don’t avoid the bandits and stay focused. You've expended precious energy without much return
  26. 26. 21. Clutter Your environment affects your : Find ways to change your environment <ul><li>Moods </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Energy level </li></ul>So keep it positive!
  27. 27. The Exhaustion Cure by Laura Stack <ul><li>The Exhaustion Cure is available wherever books are sold: </li></ul><ul><li>Buy on </li></ul><ul><li>Buy at </li></ul><ul><li>Take the Quiz from the Book </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to free newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Laura Stack </li></ul>