Free tool to track your energy
What is it?
The RW Energy Tracker is a diary study to help you identify and understand your biggest energy boosters and drainers to make changes to optimize your workflow.
Anytime you complete a task for work or in your personal life (e.g., cleaning out your in-box), or an event happens (e.g., going to boxing class or leading a project-kickoff meeting), take a minute to jot down the before-and-after impact. Ideally, you’ll want to track at least two to three events per day—a mix of work and personal.
At the end of the seven days, review your responses and see what trends you’re noticing. Take a moment to reflect on the following questions:
What boosts my energy?
What drains my energy?
What types of tasks could be eliminated without consequence?
After you have a better sense of your energy, you can make decisions and take action! How can you prototype some changes based on what you learned? Not an early bird? Save your heads-down tasks for later in the afternoon. Have an energy boost after boxing class? Perhaps you can use that energy to knock out focused work afterward.