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There are days when I feel like I can seriously run the world. The whole. freaking. world! It’s like I’m so pumped up and the ideas are flowing. I want to clean the house. I want to write a book. I have 10 blog post ideas. I have 3 new course ideas. I’m clearing the kids closets. I’m ridding our house of too small clothes and toys no one ever plays with. I’m on a roll. I even manage to get a Pilates session in. YES!! Those are good days. Those are days that I lay down at night more than satisfied about how I crushed my to do list.

Then there are the other days. Those days that my wagon is seriously dragging. I’m barely getting anything done. I don’t want to do anything. Not one thing. I only do those things that need to be done. You know, a shower, taking care of the kids. Those non-negotiable things. Everything else feels like a stretch. On those days, my to do list is straight laughing at me. It can be shady that way.

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.Call it life, getting older, or being a mom of two – my energy and I seem to part ways sooner than we used to. That’s probably why when I’m in the groove I tend to push it. I get as much out of it as I can. That’s also why, I’m going to outsource some stuff one of these days to give myself a freaking break. lol If my energy was like a bank account, I think know there would definitely be days when I’d have a zero balance. My energy card would surely be declined over and over again. At some point, we all tap out!

I’m learning to pace myself a bit and spread my energy out. I have a hard time with that though. Honestly, I get a rush out of going full speed when I can. I have a hard time remembering to take it easy. I’m beginning to think that maybe my bursts of “superwoman energy” would balance out if I didn’t push it so hard when I got them. Maybe consistency is the key. If I commit to doing certain things everyday I’d likely get more done than trying to go at them ALL on those high energy days. My kids definitely require a lot of my energy. This balancing act of wife, mom, blogger, mom boss and all my other titles are going to require a bit more balance. I’m up for the challenge. I’m a work in progress for sure and I’m working on this one. Slow and steady, right? That’s what we learned as kids. Funny how those lessons come back years later. I’m listening. I’m learning.

Where are you using all of your energy and how do you refresh yourself when it’s running low?

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35 comments on “Your card has been DECLINED”

  1. We wear so many hats as women don’t we? I think first thing is just cut ourselves some slack. We don’t have to be perfect at everything, which is good because we truly aren’t. Make time for those people and things we love the most and to me, the most important thing is to make time for me, so that I can do things that fulfill me. As the saying goes “if mama ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy!”

  2. I have been running low for a good month or so. It’s been one thing after another. I took a day off today without any agenda. Normally I take off when I have something to do. Not this time. I slept in late. I’m getting a massage tomorrow and a facial in a few weeks.

  3. We all have those days, feeling like a rockstar and then a day wherein it’s too much work to get out of the bed! It’s definitely good to have plans for both days, so your body and mind can adjust without hassle.

  4. I feel like I could have written this post. Lately, I feel the same way. It’s hard to make sure to not use up all the energy at once or pace myself. A week ago for 2 days straight I didn’t stop, then the rest of the week I was out on the couch like a bump on a log. Good Ol’ Pregnancy!

  5. I was just having this conversation this past week. I think a moment to your self is what you need to recharge. You can’t give what you don’t have.
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  6. I have always exhausted myself trying to do everything and be everything to everyone. I am starting to realize that I am allowed to say NO! Imagine that. I am beginning to schedule time for myself, and if I really don’t want to do something I turn it down. It has been so freeing!

    • Yes! I let go of some things that really weren’t necessary and it felt like I had lifted a weight off my shoulders. I need to do more of that and exercise my NO muscle.

  7. Great article! My children are all grown now. I used to think that I would have more energy once I didn’t have 4 little ones to look after. In reality, my energy level has not grown and I haven’t slowed down any and I haven’t slowed down, either – but something has changed. Now, I see my energy level as something to be cherished and guarded. I’m more apt to say I’m not interested in an activity or outing and more willing to snuggle up with my husband, just so that I can use my energy to the nth degree elsewhere in the week.

  8. I have pent up energy and want to go go go but the universe has me on standstill. I’ll be glad when I can move forward again.

  9. I feel you, we all have those days too, and when I feel that, I always focus more on things that I need to be done.

  10. I have learned that taking a day off to re-energize is so helpful. I have four kids with busy schedules and I work full time blogging in addition to the house and everything else. Taking a day off to do what I want and not worry about anything else gets me motivated.

  11. This was me all last month! I was drained! Now I’m focusing my energy other places and I got my mojo back 🙂

  12. When I’m running out of energy, I try to take a power nap or a hot bubble bath! Sometimes a massage does the trip, too when I can get away!

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