Life is busy. It constantly seems like there is more to do than hours in the day. In an always on world, it’s easy to run right by the signals telling us to recharge, until we’re running on nothing but fumes. Once we’ve reached the end of our energy reserves, we quickly understand that it will take quite a while to refill the tank.
Consider these nine things to maintain your energy reserves:
- Reflect on your daily and weekly schedule.
- Is everything you’re 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’re doing.
- If not, it’s important to remember that you’re 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.
About the Author
Heather Segelke is Co-founder of 6th Level Consulting Group, a professional services firm.