What are the things you intentionally do? Some that come to mind are getting cash from an ATM, putting gas in a car or getting to an appointment on time. Those are just a few of the many things we intentionally do over the course of a week. And we do them because we know the consequences when we don’t. For example, if you ignore putting gas into your car (or if you forget) your car will stop running.
So tell me, do you recharge yourself as intentionally as you put gas in your car? I’m guessing you make sure that there is always enough gas in your car to get places, but are you getting enough sleep? Are you spending enough time doing things that recharge your system?
If you’re anything like me, some days are better than others. Sure, I try to get enough sleep each night, but it doesn’t always happen. I try to have some quality personal time each day, but more often than not I’ll settle for some less than quality YouTube or TV time.
What are the consequences of not recharging our batteries? We have less energy throughout the day. Think of it this way: every interaction we have uses or gives us energy, both physically and mentally. And that energy affects our mood. The more energy we have the better our mood. (Interestingly, our mood also affects our energy, but that’s a topic for another time)
How would your day be different if you made time to recharge your personal battery the same way you make time for other things (like putting gas in your car)? What is one thing you can do this week to do that?