I got hit with this question from two different sources in one day. Repeated messages tend to get my attention.
This makes sense to me, as I have been drained. Not just of physical energy, but mental and emotional energy too.
We worked in the heat again this weekend. I knew I was whipped when I thanked my husband, and was supremely grateful for the makeshift “potty”….Aka Latrine he built using a toilette seat, landscape timbers, and cinder blocks over a deep hole in the ground. He did a tent- like privacy cover using a blue tarp. This city girl has come a long, long way. The frogs jumping in and out of the cement water trough a few feet away…didn’t even phase me. I almost took a picture of it I was so thankful…..I’ve come a very long way, indeed.
When I got home late Sunday night I said a long prayer of thanksgiving for hot running water, a toilette that flushes, air conditioning, and my bed.
Monday was a long day of interviews and research into the prospective employers, Zumba, grocery shopping, cooking, walking the neglected dogs, and an online seminar.
Today, I’m drained. I’ve spent myself fully. All of the physical, emotional, intellectual reserves I thought I had are used up, drained and gone.
So for me, it’s time to unplug. With the last of my creativity, I wanted to post something encouraging. We all face times when we have to fill our tanks. We are most effective when we operate out of our overflow.
If any of you are finding yourselves drained, please share how you recharge, how you care for yourself to make sure you are operating at your best. What works for you?
Until I return, be good to yourself and to each other!