If you anticipate a looming crash of group projects and final exams, you might schedule every minute of every day and most of the night. Sure, it’s important to know what’s coming and where you’re going, but there’s another way to succeed: manage your energy. Top athletes do it, and you might be surprised to learn that the best athletes aren’t necessarily the ones who push themselves the hardest for the longest time. Instead, they develop effective energy management strategies using efficient periods of rest between exertions. That’s right, rest!
What has your body done for you today? If you are like most people, you are probably too busy thinking about the parts of your body that you would like to change to spend any time thinking about anything you are remotely happy about. We live in a culture that twists our perceptions of our bodies like a funhouse mirror and we are trained to look for what is wrong, or what is out of place. We forget that our body performs many amazing functions and they aren’t objects to be judged based on their appearances.