The experts are great at giving us part of the story. They say showing up is half the battle. I keep waiting, reading, but the remaining 50% never materializes. Maintaining your schedule, cultivating the dedication to do the task at the appointed hour, those are the first steps. Focusing on and managing your personal energy levels is the second variable in the equation.
To manage your power stores, you must know the mental and physical strength your daily planned activities demand. I am a bonafide introvert, and prolonged socializing zaps me. Group projects, being asked to answer a question when I didn’t volunteer, parties, people on my flight who talk incessantly, even shopping, and loud venues exhaust me. The ordeals leave my nerves jangling; I feel anxious, depressed, and I am left with an intense desire to be alone.
Necessity has led me to create coping mechanisms. Where possible, I…
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