National Geographic author James Nestor says that the freediving world record will soon be pushed to 1,000 Feet. Amazing divers who succeed in getting deep down in the ocean have the same thing in common: spending the lowest energy in the longest time they can.
Do like them. Preserve your energy and use it efficiently only where needed. Try out my favorite simple methods:
Intentionally relax your body
Anytime, anywhere, just take a few seconds to feel and scan your body. You will be surprised how much energy is consumed for useless things. For example, these muscles of your shoulders are all in tension for nothing. Or your face is stressed without need. Intentionally relax them. Mindful living brings you joy.
Do only when at ease
Do many things only when you have enough time to accomplish them all in a relaxing way. Believe me, the stress when things are done in a hurry eats out your energy.
For example, before leaving to pick up kids from school, I think I need to wash dishes, clean the floor and hang clothes. Before rushing into all of them, I take a second to estimate time. If I can do all three in a hurry, I choose to do only two but with ease. Be brave to cut down your list.
Rest in between
Lay down or sit down even a few minutes between things you need to do can bring a unimaginable well-being. Promise yourself to think about it.
They don’t need you!
Expected by friends or family to join a party you are not really motivated and in need of a rest? Be true and say No. Know that others might not need you as you might believe. They will enjoy it without you most of the time!
“Nothing to do” attitude
Your highest priority: Do nothing! The important thing is sometimes not “to do nothing”, but to “feel” that you have nothing to do. Try this a moment. Five minutes of “nothing to do, nowhere to go” attitude can bring a lot of serenity, more energy and less stress.