Today I wanted to share a blog post with you that was inspired by Camesha. I love reading the 'Mama Motivator' blog and I find so many of her writings to 'how can I simply put it' - hit home with me... it is just like she took the words straight out of my mouth. So while these are her basic words... I motified them to fit my world.
See Camesha's original post >here< Your Card Has Been DECLINED
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 design. I have 10 blog post ideas. I have 3 new course ides. I’m clearing our closets. I’m ridding our house of too small of clothes and old toys of Ryan’s. I’m on a roll. I even manage to get an exercise 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.
I had one of those days this past Saturday…
Worked outside in our backyard… sweeping winter leaves away and pruning plants.
Vacuumed the entire downstairs (and that is no small task… our house is (3,800 sq. ft.).
5 loads of laundry, washed, folded and put away.
Lunch and Dinner cooked.
15 minute stretch on the couch to watch a tad of Blacklist.
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 (and sometimes that doesn’t even happen), taking care of the house, playing mom when needed. 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. –Oprah Winfrey
Call it life, getting older, or being a mom, wife and empty nester – 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 break. 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 life definitely requires a lot of energy… even if I am an empty nester. This balancing act of wife, mom (yes I still have mom duties), blogger, designer 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… baby steps – everything in time. Funny how those lessons come back years later. I’m still listening. I’m still learning.
Where are you using all of your energy and how do you refresh yourself when it’s running low?