Life is busy. It constantly seems like there is more to do than hours in the day. In an always on world, it is easy to run right past the signals telling us to recharge, until we are running on nothing but fumes. Once we’ve reached the last of our energy reserves, we quickly understand that it will take quite a while to refill the tank.
Consider these three things to maintain your energy reserves:
- Reflect on your daily and weekly schedule
- Is everything you are doing adding value?
- If it isn’t adding value, would it have a harmful impact if you stopped doing it?
- Participate in self-care activities regularly
- If you participate regularly, good job, keep doing what you are doing.
- If not, it’s important to remember that you are important. If you aren’t functioning properly how can you care for others effectively?
- Build and maintain a strong support network
- To build your support network, start small. Reach out to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, join a group, or volunteer.
- To maintain a support network, keep investing in your relationships.
Building and maintaining personal resilience can be challenging. Meeting this challenge will allow you to have the capacity to take on whatever life throws your way.
Life is busy. It constantly seems like there is more to do than hours in the day. This has a negative impact on your energy level. Doing these three things can help you maintain the energy you need to take on next.