Thursday, February 02, 2006

"I'm too busy driving to stop for gas."

There's a real thrill to being productive. You versus the work (or you in harmony with the work). Digging in and making a difference can truly be an uplifting - and motivating - experience.
But sometimes we get so caught up in the "moving forward" that we forget to (or choose not to) stop and recharge our batteries, refuel our gas tanks, reconnect with our grounded self, stop and smell the roses, etc. And that's where problems can set in because, as you know,  when a car is out of gas, it just stops ... wherever it happens to be ... however inconvenient it may be.
There are plenty of signs that you, yourself, might be running on empty and are due for a break:
  • you're tired
  • you're irritable
  • you feel particularly stressed
  • you're not smiling as much
  • your favorite foods don't have much taste
  • you're not much fun to be with
  • you've started to isolate yourself from others
  • you've started to isolate yourself from the things you used to like to do
  • you wake up tired
  • you go to sleep exhausted
  • you can't remember the last time you enjoyed the passing of time
  • you feel like a cold is coming on
  • you body parts are complaining to you
  • you have this dull headache
  • did I mention you constantly feeling tired?!
Yet we humans are incredibly resilient beings - a little freshening up from time to time really does go a long way. You don't wait until it's too late to refuel your car. Don't wait until it's too late to refuel yourself. Make a point of doing something to recharge your batteries this weekend. Or even sooner!
You'll be glad you did.



Anonymous joel said...

My grandpa, who has been dead for years, used to say: "He's too busy treading water to figure a way out of the pool."

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 7:31:00 PM CST  

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