More on the bucket. Keeping and adding to your energy levels.

What a simple concept -
There are 3 things that can happen to your energy levels:
They go up, they go down or they stay the same.

Good: Maintaining the energy levels constant.

Even better: Increasing the energy levels, refueling, filling the bucket.

Not so good: Decreasing levels of energy, draining the energy, emptying the bucket.

So which do you want to focus on? Let me rephrase that, how can you work with this knowledge to make the best of each of the situations you face? Let me give you some examples.

  • I work on writing my articles. I enjoy it tremendously. It keeps me going. It takes a lot of work to put it all together, from the creativity to the editing and the publishing, but since I love what I do, I feel like it is mostly effortless. I usually write at night and I can go to bed with peace of mind. My energy level is maintained at a very comfortable level.
    As long as I can keep it this way, it’s good. I can even find ways to make it better. Can I reduce the tasks that require more work and spend additional time on the ones that I really enjoy? Can I delegate any of it? Would doing this during the day allow me to further benefit from the experience, rather than doing it at night? Would producing revenue from this work increase the energy level benefiting me?
  • I have a coach helping me through business development and life/work balance. I feel energized before the call even begins and I close up after an hour of intense reflection with a huge smile! I am so energized and pumped I can’t go to sleep. I put pen to paper and write down my next steps and get excited about how I will get one step closer to making my dream life come true! I am overflowing with energy and people around me feel it.
    I definitely need to keep my coach and continue working with her!
  • I am having discussions with my spouse that are going nowhere. I don’t feel heard. I sense that my opinion doesn’t count. It leaves me frustrated. I don’t yell anymore, I am drained. I have given up. I want to be left alone. I don’t have the energy to fight the battle anymore. Frankly, I don’t feel I have any energy left for anything else either…
    What do I need to do to protect myself from getting my energy drained from this relationship? Would speaking up help boost some of my energy? Would trying to find external support help me deal with the situation better to drain less energy? Do I have the option of taking my distances completely? Can I do anything to create a bubble to protect myself (and my energy), or visualize a way to let the negative energy slide right off me?

In either one of the three cases, the main point is to maximize the energy levels available to you. It just makes sense!

So what can you do today to fill your bucket with more energy? Start by taking out your Journal!!

 

 

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