Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognise and appreciate, until they have been depleted. – Denis Waitley
Balancing our work time, partner time, family time and social time, which all demand attention, we often forget to stop, recharge and replenish our energy.
I think most of us believe we are invincible in life, until our bodies prove otherwise. Feeling tired and depleted on a regular basis, is not a level of energy we should accept as normal. Topping up regularly is a much better option, rather than waiting until we are running on empty.
I have seen this happen in my own life many times and the fuel tank is a great metaphor and reminder. How often do we know we need to get fuel and ignore the signs, simply because it is an effort to fill up? Each time we get into the car, we know we need to fill up and yet on some level, we convince ourselves we can go that little bit further and push the boundaries!
Most of the time we just make it, but there is always that day when we realise we have gone too far, and we run out of fuel and break-down. Often “me” time is put on hold simply because we believe it is selfish act, or we feel guilty about giving this time for ourselves.
Allowing a small part of our day to recharge, even though it does take effort, is essential if we are to keep topped up and ready for what lies ahead. We all deserve to have this time to ourselves and we all deserve to rest and nurture our mind and body.
Pushing the boundaries is inevitable some days, so when we take time to relax, refocus and recharge, we can come back to our responsibilities with greater focus, commitment and enjoyment.
Therefore, a great way to increase our productivity is by building the reservoir of energy within us and this can be received from nature, meditation, yoga and relaxing in a quiet environment. The more fuel in our tank, the more we will achieve throughout our day.
16 thoughts on “Recharging”
Zen master. I’m working on it. I am.
Well done! you are an “honourable student” and it won’t be long until you are practising Satori – A very deep state of meditation in which notions of duality, self and indeed all concepts drop away. Profound satori is very close to an enlightenment experience.
For years I neglected to stop and refuel. I am much better at it these days and consequently am much better!
Its great to see the results Emilie, it makes the effort worth it. 🙂 Thankyou
Ah yes, working on finding more time and good health (sigh).
You are not alone Elizabeth, its just a practice and remembering you are precious and deserve this time! 🙂 Hope you are well.
Great advice Karen – thank you! ❤
Thankyou! Have a beautiful day Diana
Spot on Karen . . . ahh yes working on the daily meditation piece as well! ❤
Wonderful! I love hearing this. When we connect we replenish and live fully. Thankyou
Another timely post, and thank you. I’ve been working on a deadline and running way past empty for a few weeks now. Plugging in and letting go is a necessity, not a luxury, isn’t it?
It’s easy when you are so busy to forget and you are right MK it is a necessity and besides, we feel so much better for the effort! Thankyou 🙂
Thank you very much for following and opening the door to your wonderful world. Eddie
Thankyou so much Eddie. You blog is very special and holds great wisdom each time I read it.
Quite right, Karen.
Of all the time we spend the most important is that which is spent in silence.
I have found this time and time again Alan, it is a gift and has changed my life. Thankyou for your comment. 🙂