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7 Ways to Increase Mental Energy

by Bob Rausch, Ph.D.

Let’s assume your boss just informed you of a huge mistake you made on an important project. What you say to yourself after hearing this influences your attitude, performance and energy. Negative, judging thoughts drain your energy while positive thoughts increase energy. Much like a car uses gasoline and light bulbs need electricity for energy; your thoughts can create and influence the amount of mental energy available to you.

How you use your energy is up to you. The truth is that you drain more energy on mental and emotional issues than on physical ones. Here are seven ways you can create more mental and emotional energy to fuel your life.

#1 – Remember the universal One-Third Rule

Psychologists have stated that no matter what you do the One-Third Rule applies. One-third of the people like what you do, one-third don’t like what you do, and one-third don’t care what you do. Just remember that people do things for their own reasons, not for yours.
 
#2 – Identify what is really important

When working with others, make sure you are clearly focused on what is important. It’s easy to spend too much energy worrying about what someone thinks of you. Keep the focus where it needs to be, on the other person. One way to achieve focus is to recite this statement: “It’s more important what I think of you than what you think of me.” Learn More »

Optimize Your Thinking®

Course: Optimize Your Thinking®

PDUs: 25

Category: 3

Author: Jennifer Bridges, PMP (formerly, Jennifer Whitt)

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Optimize Your Thinking® – Introduction

Course: Optimize Your Thinking® – Introduction

PDUs: 2.5

Category: 3

Author: Jennifer Bridges, PMP (formerly, Jennifer Whitt)

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