Give Yourself a Mental, Physical & Spiritual Energy Audit

Where do you invest your energy? How much of it is spent with meaningful people in your life? How much is spent on work? What about distractions? How about bad habits? Or goals that really don’t matter anymore? Do you often relive events of the past?

Energy Addict Book - Chris Byrnes, LLCI ask you to think about these questions because one of the most important things we can do to maximize our energy is to identify where we invest our energy. If 100 percent represents our total energy, then a piece of that 100 percent is invested in every person and group we spend time with. How much energy goes to people who help you become a better person?

Your Energy Audit

The Energy Audit Quiz below is a way to find out where you need more energy in your life. The quiz, just like the book, is broken down into three main sections—Physical Energy, Mental Energy, and Spiritual Energy. Answer the questions below to see what areas of your life are well-energized … and where you are in need of an energy boost.

Let’s get started!

Energy Audit Part One: Physical Energy

I wish I had more energy during the day.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I hit the snooze button several times in the morning.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I get less than eight hours of sleep a night.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I skip breakfast.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I need at least one cup of coffee to function every day.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

When I get to my desk, I feel exhausted before the day even begins.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

My energy level crashes in the afternoon.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I don’t exercise at least five times a week.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I eat fast food a few times a week.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I feel tethered to my e-mail, voice mail, and other electronic devices.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

Energy Audit Part Two: Mental Energy

I feel nervous and anxious much of the time.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I am stressed.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

Negative events in the new really affect me.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I complain.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I feel there is not enough time in the day.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

Other people’s actions really affect me.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I feel out of control when it comes to money and my finances.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I get into arguments with my family when I come home from work.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

When I feel that when I finish this big project on my desk, I’ll have more time to pursue the things I care about.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I think about events in the past and wish I acted differently.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

Energy Audit Part Three: Spiritual Energy

I feel disengaged from people around me.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I don’t think I can really make a difference in the world.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I don’t believe in miracles.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I don’t have time to pray.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I am afraid to pursue my dreams.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I want to understand my purpose in life.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

Recurring problems and struggles keep coming up in my life.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

 

I am controlling and have trouble letting go.

__ Always __Sometimes __Never

What Your Answers Mean

If you answered “Always” or “Sometimes” to at least five questions in any ONE part of the test (or more), check out the book Energy Addict: 101 Physical, Mental, & Spiritual Ways to Energize Your Life by Jon Gordon. I’ve read and utilize many of the tips he provides in this book. It’s a good, actionable read and you might learn something about yourself!

Keep checking back here, we will include key excerpts from his book we feel are important to share.

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