2020 and 2021 have been some of the most challenging years of recent history. For the current generations, we have never experienced the levels of fear, reduction of freedom, and control that previous generations experienced with the First and Second world wars. By the end of 2021, everyone I met (in the coaching room and out), all felt a desperate need to experience some form of normalcy. Holidays were taken and 2022 was entered with great optimism.

Then January 2022 struck. Everyone I know is frantically busy. They are blessed with new projects, new opportunities, and exciting projects where they will be successful. It feels, for most, as though the December holiday was a distant memory.

My question is, how do we make sure that we look after ourselves so that we can maintain this energy and dynamism throughout 2022? Sustained energy will be a key factor in supporting us to remember 2022 as a positive year where what makes our life important was realised. Whether this is time with family, large work successes or the freedom to spend quality time alone, we need to be clear about what is important to us, so we have the energy to spend on it.

Three key principles that support sustaining energy are:

  • Know what gives you energy and make sure you regularly prioritise this.
  • Know what exhausts you and find ways to either finish these tasks efficiently or delegate these to someone that enjoys and gets energy from them; and
  • Make sure that time is allocated for self-care and restoration. Whether this is going to the gym or having a pedicure, time dedicated to self-care is critical for sustaining our energy over 2022.

Its early in 2022. Take a moment and make the important choices that will support you having the energy that will allow this year to be one filled with blessings. May 2022 be happy. May it be healthy and may it be loving and caring.


  • Ila Kortkamp  — February 21, 2022

    Aw, this was a very good post. Finding the time and actual effort to produce a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and never seem to get anything done.

    • Angela Heeley  — February 24, 2022

      HI Ila, we are so pleased you enjoyed our article. Procrastination is often caused by how insurmountable the task/change seems. Consider, to move forward you choose a small, easy-to-achieve action. Commit to it and do it. Then celebrate your success. Celebration of success is very important to motivate us to take the next small step. Then take the next step. Eat the elephant one, small, easy-to-digest bite at a time. Wishing you all the best.

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