Energy Domains

Energy Domains

Energy Domains may be a new concept for you! Do not despair the concept of Energy Domains is straight forward.

Cognitive Energy = Mental energy, concentration, memory, planning

Physical Energy = Physical movement, self care, walking, kitchen tasks

Emotional Energy = Expressive energy, happy, sad, angry, satisfied, frustrated

Social Energy = Collective energy, sharing, expressing, listening, talking

When we wake in the morning we apply certain types of energy to each and every task. For example using a computer would be an example of cognitive energy. Showering may be an example of a physical energy task and making a meal may include a mixture of both physical and cognitive energy. A night out with friends may involve social energy and a difficult situation at work or an amazing first date may be described as emotional energy.

Switching your energy from one type of energy to another may help you maintain a more even spread of your available energy (Energy Potential). As you start to find your Activity Baseline you may benefit from trying to have a more even balance of the selected Energy Domains.

We have only a finite amount of energy to use per day; this applies to all of us whether healthy or unhealthy (80% of our energy usage is used for basic life support).

Energy Domain levels are recorded as a daily percentage. You can apply all four energy domains for each 24hr period, a mixture of two or more or just a single energy domain. All 4 energy domains total 100%. Remember to complete a full 100% for each day but this does not depend upon how active you have been for that day.

Energy Domains are enabled by ticking the Energy Domain Enable Box at the start of each diary cycle. You can also enable Energy Domains while the diary cycle is active. This function is found using the Phone Menu button and choosing Alter Settings.