There are many times when we push through with enormous amounts of energy. However there are many times when you are running on E. One of the things if you have a newer car is that once you are on E, often times there is a reserve tank that can take a few miles until you can get to a gas station. This in life is when you and others think you are out for the count but you make it enough until you can fill your mental and emotional tank for your journey.
Running on E seems so alone. Everyone around you seems to be moving faster. You seem to be going slower and slower to “conserve” the little bit of energy. Running on E is often dressed in your friends getting engaged while you can’t seem to secure a date. You are going to work and you feel like you’re one bail away from spazzing out on a co-worker. Running on E can be job hunting and being or feeling rejected. How about running on E when it seems your kids are our of pocket while others kids seem to be well-behaved. Running on E can be wanting children, suffering in silence while the very ones around you are popping up pregnant and claim they not only weren’t trying but also didn’t want to be a parent. Running on E is scary. You are not focused on goals. You are only hoping you aren’t left as stranded as you feel. I have been there. Its hurtful. It’s lonely. It’s exhausting.
One thing about running on E that you learn real quick is that one, help will come if you need it. We tend to push away help because it’s not wrapped up in the packages that we want them in. Also once you refuel, if you’re smart you find better routes to take in life that will either maximize you or find ways to be self-aware of your personal tank.
How you refuel is to sometimes stop comparing your journey to those around you. Self sabotage will have you gassing yourself with another person’s goals instead of what you need. Sometimes resting your mind which is the hardest to do but sometimes the most necessary. Sometimes reading blogs or material that wake up the goals inside of you. Refueling could be taking a nap. You might be up late nights trying to make something happening when the one that needs the physical rest is you. Another way to refuel is to disconnect from social media. There are a million and one ways to refuel.
The biggest lesson is to not give up. Help is either coming or you will be awakened to what’s inside of you that will help you. Either way, once you awake, refuel your own tank. You may be burned out from taking on everyone around you while neglecting yourself. Push through Monday, refuel and recharge and crush your goals while receiving help and awakening the gifts inside of you.