Seems we are constantly on the go. Rushing from one thing to the next. We barely have time to prep for what we’re doing and feverishly dash out the door. We go aimlessly trying to satisfy people at our next meeting, social outing, or family gathering. We want to squeeeeeze it all in!
Yet in all of this mayhem, we forget to take of ourselves. We feel it’s selfish to take care of our own needs. Why should we put ourselves first? The reason is we can’t pour from an empty cup.
I know we want to keep others happy. Yet, we can’t sacrifice ourselves in the process. If we’ve spent all our time satisfying someone else’s needs – we’re not taking care of our self. The consequence – we get drained and exhausted.
Let’s get back to the airline motto “In the event of an emergency put your oxygen mask on first.” This applies to the rest of us, too!
We’ve all had those intense weeks (or, even months!). The real question comes down to –
What do you do to recharge? And, How frequently do you recharge?
Do you know what happens when we don’t recharge frequently? We finally take that much needed vacation and we don’t until the last day. Then we’re disappointed that we’re heading home.
To stay fueled for life, we can’t wait until that next vacation. We can’t wait until the intensity drops off. It may never really happen.
The true key is to recharge and refuel daily.
Here’s 3 quick tips that always get me back on track:
- Quality sleep: At least 7-8 hours. Did you know that sleep deprivation significantly impacts cognitive ability?
- Eat right: Fuel your body with healthy food not caffeine and sugar
- Move your body: Get up and move every 60 minutes. Our office lifestyle and sitting behind a desk creates tight muscles and doesn’t allow for adequate blood flow to re-energize us.
What can you do daily to recharge, refuel, and wake up refreshed every day?
Wishing you an abundant, joyful, and prosperous day!
Chief Energy Officer
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