What is weighing on your mind today? Life has a tendency to throw us curve balls in big and small ways every single day. The challenge is, how do we work through those challenges each day while keeping up with life?
I received a medical bill in the mail today. I knew it was coming, but I kind of hoped that insurance had taken care of the whole amount and I was good to go. That was NOT THE CASE! I am trying to move on about my day, like writing this blog post, but it is still weighing on my mind.
The Amount of this medical bill was a surprise, but many of you are dealing with much bigger issues. Issues that are going to take up a good amount of time, effort and energy.
If you are like me, you feel you can pile that BIG CHALLENGE on you shoulders and keep going. Afterall, that is what you do, right? Life does not stop or slow down for us, it keeps moving and we feel like we need to stay on pace with it.
I want to challenge you today to approach your new challenges a little bit differently.
Allow some give and take in your life.
Would you consider your life to be busy? I know very few women that would answer that as “no”.
If your life is already busy, and you have a new challenge added to it, would you consider looking for something on your schedule to remove to prevent overload?
I don’t think we realize how much work it is to take on a new challenge. I just read this interesting fact. “A 2010 Study started by making the point that anytime we have something on our mind, it’s literally using up energy - even though it accounts for only about 2 percent of your body weight, your brain uses up 20 percent of your energy. 1
Today, whatever challenge has come your way, your mind is using energy to work through it, even as we go about our busy day.
I encourage you today to remember that you only have so much energy to expend. If you have had to add more onto your plate, consider loving yourself enough to find something to remove, even if it is temporary.
We want to live an amazing life. Giving and taking is a huge part of that. Let’s not forget that challenges require energy, and energy can be in short supply.
What is weighing on your mind today and do you need to make some adjustments to make room for it?
Here’s to cutting back when we need to, and keeping our energy tanks full!
If you could use a friend to encourage you at this point in your life, take a moment to reach out to a dear friend. Life is so much better lived together.
1 Michael Bungay Stanieer, The Coaching Habit (Toronto ON Canada: Box Of Crayons Press 2016) 48.Photo by Rio Kuncoro from Pexels