My days are often so busy that I fail to notice the gas gauge on my dashboard. There are times when I’m in the middle of my commute before I notice that I’m running on empty.
My low fuel indicator light has come on at least twice this year. I don’t know for sure but something tells me this isn’t so good for my engine.
Sometimes I play this game of waiting as long as possible to refuel, thinking that I’m saving time and money. At other times I’m simply not aware of the status of the tank.
But what’s the real cost of operating this way?
Yes it takes time to stop and fill-up, especially when time seems like such a limited resource. So how and where do you find the time to keep yourself at the top of the list?
How do you give back to yourself what you so freely give to others?
Many of the health professionals I work with have good intentions to take care of themselves yet other priorities often take precedence. My friends in other professions share this challenge. The problem with moving yourself to the bottom of the to-do list means you will likely fall off the list completely.
When you constantly give to others without giving back to yourself you drain your inner resources. How effective can you be in your service to others when you’re operating from less than a full tank?
Despite the fact that many of us feel like the Energizer bunny on some days, our battery life will eventually run out if we don’t take the time to recharge.
Refilling your tank
What new rituals will you create to keep your tank full? Leave a comment below so we can be a witness to your commitment to YOU! You may even inspire others in the process.
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