Don’t Waste Your Energy

Don’t Waste Your Energy

The following contribution is from another author.

Have you ever thought at the end of a long day of work that you’ve been wasting your energy on all the wrong things? If you have, don’t worry: It is a common thought that you share with most of the population. Your energy, whether it is in the home or the one that your body produces all the time, is precious, and precious things should never be wasted. Instead, they should be cared for, looked after, protected, and cherished. Think about the energy in your life: From your phone charger heating quietly at the socket, to the planet Earth buzzing with natural powers, all types of energy could run out without warning. This is precisely why you need to learn to stop wasting it and to save it as best as you can, for your household budget, for your own sake, and for the future generations. Energy is too vital to waste.

Save On Your Energy Costs

Do you find that your energy bills are getting higher every year? If you don’t, you belong to a lucky minority. Most people struggle with their energy costs.  You need to know how to moderate your energy consumption by reducing the apparent waste elements. A phone charger that stays plugged in can consumes up to 90% of the energy that is not being utilized, for example. Your fridge will also consume a lot of energy, especially when it isn’t filled correctly – it’s more expensive for your refrigerator to keep an empty space cool than to maintain your food at a fresh temperature. So be aware of where your home energy is going.

Save The Planet’s Energy

There is no denying that the green and blue planet will be running out of energy in the future. Pollution, waste, and lack of care have damaged its resources significantly. So, for the sake of future generations, it’s essential that you learn to save the planet’s energy. Renewable energy may not be as advanced as it could, but it allows you to generate some of your energy via natural elements, such as wind or sunlight. While it may not seem cost-effective to place a solar panel on your roof, this is a little step towards a healthier planet for tomorrow. 

Save Your Productivity

We’ve talked about energy in terms of the environment, but what about energy when it comes to you and your body? Productivity is what successful people do to conserve their energy. They pack their days with tasks that they try to do before a deadline. Working with a to-do list is an effective way of managing your time and energy by focusing on the projects that you want to complete. If you are struggling with concentration, try the Pomodoro method to maximize your productivity. Divide your time into periods of 25 minutes, during which you are going to concentrate on your projects and allow for a break of 5 minutes after each period. You can have a long break of 20 minutes after four periods of work. This helps to focus your thoughts on one thing at a time.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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