Have you ever looked at your energy as a form of currency? You may not be able to put your hands on your energy and give it a numerical value such as we do with money, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth less. You may have excess energy or not enough. We are all familiar with spending our energy on work, chores, family, play, and all that busy work that keeps us running around like chickens with our heads cut off. We may often say or hear someone say that they don’t have enough energy. If we look at this from a caloric standpoint, the fact that this country is more obese than ever doesn’t support the idea that we don’t have enough energy. The problem may be in how we spend and save our energy. The phrase “I don’t have enough energy” may be our catch-all phrase for burnout, not living in balance, or not putting enough energy into our savings account. To make a deposit, we need quality sleep and rest. Have you been overdrawing your account? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is yes.
How do we get back into balance? There are a lot of possible solutions. One solution that is not possible is a “magic” pill. A question this big needs to pull its answers from a multi-faceted approach. If you are really feeling fatigued, then it is going to take some time to regain your balance. It’s looking at your eating patterns and sleep habits. It’s learning to slow down and say “no” sometimes. It’s looking at meditation and exercise. It’s about taking time to care for yourself. It’s not selfish to take care of yourself. It’s more selfish not to because if you don’t take care of yourself now, then someone else will have to later. Take a little time every day to care for yourself and your investment will pay you dividends.