What Fills Your (emotional) Tank?
I have been thinking about this question for some time now! Just like our cars need a full tank of gas to work properly, we need our emotional tanks full too, to work properly! What is our fuel? We are all aware that a balanced diet of fruits, vegi's, lean meats and dairy are the perfect fuel for our bodies! As many people say, "Everything in Moderation" don't overindulge! What about our minds and souls, how do you fill them?
These past two years have been so stressful and emotional! I think we have all been touched in one way or another by this pandemic! It has become very clear that there will be a new version of it popping up and causing havoc for a long time! What I have noticed in my own personal life is when my focus is more on the stress, worry and gossip of life my emotional tank becomes empty! So, in the midst of this havoc, how do we find ways to fill up our emotional tank?
I think we fill up our emotional tank, one moment at a time, one day at a time! Keep it simple! Let me suggest a few things:
*Calm App - Daily Jay - 7minute meditation
*Go to Church or your favorite place of worship
*Bundle up and go for a walk
*Listen to a Podcast - I suggest John O'Leary
*Visit the Lake Geneva Snow Sculptures and Ice Scupltures
*Read a good book - Mitch Albom is a great author - Tuesday's with Morrie is awesome
*Do a Random Act of Kindness
*I enjoy listening to Joel Osteen on Sirius Radio - his messages are positive and uplifiting
*I find journaling so helpful - I can unburden my soul and leave my worries on the page
*Make an effort to go have dinner with friends
*Family Movie Night
*Send a handwritten note to your son or daughter
*Let your coworkers know how much you appreciate them and all that they do
*Count your blessings
*Find something good in each day
We do our best to eat healthy, take care of our spouse, take care of our kids and take care of our parents - don't forget to take care of yourself! It only takes a few minutes/moments to fill up your emotional tank! As much as we try we can't avoid all of the pitfalls of life. Although, we can try, to not make them the focus! If we keep our emotional tank full we won't run out of the internal fortitude we need when life gets messy!
"In every day we have 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunites to make a positive impact." Les Brown