Study Personal Energy Management online - understand the limits of stress and time management, and the role that personal energy plays.
Are you always tired? Do you lack energy?
- Learn how to improve your personal energy levels.
- The course is also useful if you would like to help others with their energy levels.
- This course will be a useful addition to your CV if you would like to help people in areas such as life coaching, counselling, anger management and more.
- There are 7 lessons in the course covering personal energy, effective personal energy methods, stress and time management and much more.
COURSE STRUCTURE & CONTENT
There are 7 lessons in this course, as follows:
Lesson 1. Personal Energy: A Key to Success
- What is Personal Energy?
- The Real Energy Crisis.
- How Leaders Become and Remain Energised.
- Implications for Everyone.
- Supplementary Notes: Physical Energy Production.
Lesson 2. 14 Keys To Managing Your Personal Energy
- What Are The Keys To Managing Personal Energy?
- Supplementary Notes: Energy And Aerobic Fitness.
Lesson 3. 10 Falsehoods about Managing Energy Supply
- Myths About Managing Energy Supply.
- Supplementary Notes: Fatigue and Recovery.
Lesson 4. The "Other" Energies: Emotional And Intellectual
- Values And Energy.
- Intellectual Energy.
- Factors That Contribute Significantly to Shortages in Intellectual Energy.
- Assessing Your Intellectual Energy.
- The Primacy Of Emotional Energy.
- Factors That Contribute Significantly To Shortages In Emotional Energy.
- Assessing Your Emotional Energy.
- Supplementary Notes: Breathing.
Lesson 5. The Myth of Invincibility
- Leadership And Energy.
- Enhancement Of Energy.
- Supplementary Notes: Nutrition.
Lesson 6. The Limits of Stress and Time Management
- General Limits.
- Supplementary Notes: Stretching Exercises.
Lesson 7. Committing Occupational Suicide
- Re-active and Pro-active Approaches.
- Why People Work.
- Causes of Avoidance.
- Adverse Childhood Experiences.
- Negative Work Environment.
- The Impact of Avoidance.
- Worker Productivity and Energy Level.
- Cost to the Person, Organisation, Family or Group.
- What are Avoiders Trying to Avoid.
- Bases for Avoidance.
- Supplementary Notes: Recreation And Personal Energy.
- Explain the nature and scope of Personal Energy
- Determine the most important factors that impact personal energy supply.
- Describe the most common falsehoods regarding personal energy management.
- Explain the significance of these two crucial kinds of personal energy: emotional and intellectual.
- Identify actions taken by high achievers to enhance their energy
- Consider the role stress and time management play in personal energy management.
- Consider the advantages and disadvantages of being proactive and reactive.
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of seekers and avoiders.
- Consider the role stress and time management in personal energy management
- Understand the limits of stress and time management, and the role that personal energy plays.
UNDERSTANDING PHYSICAL FATIGUE AFTER EXERCISE
The feeling of fatigue that follows a good workout tells us that we are pushing our physical limits, and is a necessary part of improving our personal performance. However, in certain circumstances, fatigue may also be our only warning that we are pushing too hard and indicating a need to back off or risk of deterioration in our abilities. This is a common dilemma in a personal training program: Hard work makes us stronger, but how much is too much.
When properly performed, an exercise should produce an intense burning, fatiguing sensation in the muscles, laboured breathing, and elevated heart rate. These are all natural responses to intense muscular stress, and should not be considered cause for alarm within the context of a high intensity workout. Exercise should not, however, produce any sharp, sudden pain, pain or discomfort in the joints, or any type of pain in areas of the body not being directly worked during an exercise.
If you suspect an injury, stop the exercise and slowly lower the weight. Have it checked by a medical doctor. If you feel something that may be an injury and ignore it or attempt to work through it, you may cause even further damage to the injured structure.
Fatigue during exercise tends to occur in the following three stages, generally in the sequence below:
- Depletion of performance in the central nervous system (This can affect behaviour, performance quality, and efficiency of movement).
- Energy reserves becoming depleted (This reduces the capacity to perform)
Morphological changes (This can change the state of the blood and cause tissue damage)
Note: The nervous system will normally deteriorate well before any morphological deterioration; and as such, the condition of the nervous system should be the main factor in determining training loads.
Fatigue while exercising
The following stages may occur during exercise:
1st stage (Depletion in central nervous system performance).
This is seen in the person's attitude or mood, as well as their actions. They may still be able to perform, but their mood may change from happy to more serious or even a negative mood. They may acknowledge difficulty as the first threshold is approached.
2nd stage (Depletion of energy reserves).
This is indicated by a deterioration in performance (e.g. distance being run, amount of weight being lifted, times being clocked/rate of activity etc). A higher level of activity may be sustained by using extra muscles, or an extra psychological effort, but performance efficiency will decrease (e.g. more energy will be used to perform the same tasks if they are being carried out by "alternative" muscles).
3rd stage (Morphological changes).
The fact that this stage has been reached may be indicated by:
- Incomplete recovery between repetitions (e.g. in lifting weights).
- Progressive deterioration in performance despite deeper (heavier) breathing (This can indicate lactic acid build up).
- Distressed behaviour. Upon any indication of the third stage being reached, all activity should immediately cease.
- Fatigue between training sessions.
If there is inadequate rest between training sessions, there will be inadequate recovery. This is to be avoided. Muscles that have the chance to rest and repair will then be stronger and more resilient. It has also been found that in training the best method is to give the muscle groups at least one day if not two between training sessions. Symptoms of over training and not enough resting time for the muscles and fatigue - such a state may be indicated by the following:
- A negative attitude or mood.
- Any abnormal psychological behaviour.
- Commonly being quieter.
- Feeling stiff or sore.
- Sore throat.
- Feelings of discomfort.
- Feeling sick or ill (e.g. nausea).
- Reluctance to commence another exercise session.
- Warm up activity is a poorer than normal performance.
- Higher than normal pulse rate during rest period.
HOW THE COURSE WORKS
You can start the course at any time.
It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies. Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.
Each lesson includes set tasks, and is completed with an assignment which the student submits to their course tutor. The tutor will mark the assignment and return this to the student with comments and suggestions for further reading.
THE ACS LEARNING PACKAGE
At ACS we provide you with more than just a set of course notes.
Your 'learning package' includes:
- Course notes.
- Self-assessment quizzes.
- Assignment feedback.
- You can interact one on one with a professional tutor with decades of experience - just email, phone or log on to chat to connect with them.
IMPROVE YOUR ENERGY LEVELS OR HELPS OTHERS TO IMPROVE THEIRS
If you feel tired all the time or lacking in energy, and would like to improve your energy levels or help others to improve their energy levels, then why not take this 100 hour course in Personal Energy Management.