Happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. I took the time to really rest and recharge and gave alot of thought about how much energy I have been giving to others recently. When I think about the most valuable resource we have it is our energy. Choosing when, where and with whom to share that with can be difficult for me at times, because I want to show up for everyone and do everything. This often leaves me feeling super drained with not much left for myself. So, lately, instead of saying yes to everything I have been tapping into the power of saying "No" without any explantaion. In the past I would have felt I needed to give you a reason why I wasn't available, but these days I am choosing to do what I need to do to take care of myself first. I have come to realize that my energy is a privelage and I need to be selective about how and with who I share it with. I'm interetsed to hear what tecchniques y'all use to protect and share your energy wisely?
Planning out my time has helped me manage my energy! Allotting specific time so I can re-center / do what I need to do makes it so much easier to prioritize my time. Penciling in potential times for other people also gives me an idea of how much I am able to give. I also make sure I schedule time to do...nothing. Doing nothing is a necessary activity and I find that I am much more productive throughout the week when I allow myself to just be me.
I actually haven't been feeling like me the past few weeks so I took this weekend to get back to me and OMG. I didn't realize how much I miss me. This post @Margeaux_H reaffirms that taking time for myself was a really good choice!!
I love the idea of putting time on the calendar to do absolutely nothing. I am going to start adding that to my planner. I needed this weekend as well...I actually sat in front of the AC beacuse we are having a heatwave in NYC and watched way more tv than I have in ages...it felt soooo good.
yesss @Margeaux_H that sounds like the life! Binging tv or just scrolling through your phone can be really therapeutic, especially after a long day/week. Last night I had a chance to binge a few episodes of Manifest on Netflix (so so good!) after my workout and waking up today, I think my body is very grateful for the rest!