Make Sure To Refuel Before You Are Running On Empty

It has been a tough week for me, putting in more hours than I normally do and working a lot over the weekend. I'm not complaining, it comes with the job and sometimes there is just more work that needs to get done. It isn't a regular occurrence and I really like my job so you do what is needed.

What I noticed is how off I felt today. Feeling like I'm forgetting information I shouldn't or just not being able to focus like I normally can. It really shouldn't surprise me though, because my tank was on empty. As I sat down to write this post I looked back through the nuggets I find on the Internet and of course this tweet popped out at me.
It didn't hit me last week when I saved it but I'm not surprised I did based on how relevant it was for me. I wasn't taking enough time to rest and recharge, and today I had just an okay day.

Ironically I started a new method for tracking my daily activities this year, so I could actually see how the last week was different for me. Some might call it tracking goals, but for me it is just tasks I need to do every day. Things I believe give me energy, rest, health and enjoyment. Looking back over the last 7 days there are a lot fewer checks.

Are you taking the time to rest and recharge? Do you even know what those activities are? It is important to know what recharges you and find a way to do them daily. I try to find things that take less than 10 minutes so I can more easily find a window to actually do it.

Driving your car when your tank is empty isn't going to get you very far. You are no different. Make sure you know how to refuel, otherwise you will be feeling stuck.


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