“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein
We often wonder where sayings and phrases come from. Recently, I saw an Ad touting “me time.” Although I’ve heard this slogan a few years ago, I came across an article I saved on this subject. The article’s heading read: “Your Me Time- makeover worksheet.” It is found in the “Health GUIDE,” page 190 of the July/August 2008 Health Magazine @ health.com (Editor unknown). The worksheet was published in 2005 in the reference below*.
The well-known authors, consultants, founders, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz * developed and published a number of self-development tools in their book, The Power of Full Engagement, Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal. The “Me-Time-makeover worksheet” is another name for creating a map of your energy, developed by Loehr and Schwartz. Your energy falls into four categories: Emotional, Mental, Physical and Spiritual. Each category requires you to list HOW you spend your energy during the day. You then contemplate where you can change yourself to recover, your energy balanced consciously, where you want it to be.
Not everyone appreciates keeping a journal or diary. Yet, describing this energy map me-time worksheet as a “coaching tool” tends to be welcomed by many people. I believe this is so because when you come to your OWN understanding of how you act, the change in behavior is more sustainable. Your own self-development belongs to you as you Choose Who You Want to be Known As. Here’s another interpretation of the me-time energy makeover worksheet for your use: spendrecover-text-for-map
Enjoy your Winter Season and pat yourself on the back for your resilience in dealing with the weather!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive and Career Management Coach
* Loehr PhD, Jim and Schwartz, Tony. The Power of Full Engagement, Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal. Free Press (January 3, 2005) 256 pages. [This book was a New York Times Best-Seller.]
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