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Then it's time to charge.
This was me last week. Have you ever felt like this? I wasn’t physically tired; I was getting plenty of sleep, but after sailing through the winds of change, my emotional battery was flat.
I wished I could plug in somewhere. I started thinking about electric cars. I realised that charging electric cars is not that straightforward, either. People have ‘range anxiety, where they worry their car will run out of power before they finish their journey. Often, there is a lack of fast chargers or queues for the working chargers. Charging an electric vehicle requires planning, time, and expense. There are also ways to charge that keep the battery in peak performance.
Our emotional batteries are similar. We should try not to drain ourselves completely flat. Top-up charges can be fine; however, we occasionally need a proper full charge.
Unfortunately, I have no emotional fast charger at home. Neither do you. I started to think about what I could do to boost my emotional capacity. It was a little overwhelming. Most things I thought about took energy to make happen, but I was totally flat. Then I remembered I could say no. I dipped out of several events I’d normally be involved in. I started to feel better. Now, I’m planning a mini break for the end of November; this has boosted my capacity with the joy of anticipation.
Do you know what charges your emotional battery? If you are struggling with ideas, I came across this fabulous graphic from Karen Horneffer-Ginter.
Why not plan some charging stops for the week ahead? Remember, you must charge more frequently if you carry a heavy load.
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