Think of your energy levels like a bank account. A healthy account has a sufficient amount of funds, where more money is deposited than taken out. Run your account into the negatives, however, and you face penalties that drain your account even more. Too many lapses in payments and your account can shut down completely.

Energy surpluses are actions you take that result in positive energy levels over a period of time. For instance, getting a good night’s sleep every night provides an energy surplus. On the other hand, energy deficits are actions that result in insufficient energy levels. The key is to balance your energy “spending” with your energy surpluses to ensure you always have the energy “funds” you need to keep your small business thriving.