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.
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?