We were away for the last 4 days, and after: catching up with friends, clearing my house, a birthday bash, compact shopping trip and a wedding; today I am tired. My best friend messaged me this morning, after I had told her that my daughter managed to get herself onto the top table at the wedding where she enjoyed chocolate cake, and just wanted to stay up all night dancing.
My best friend replied “Have an afternoon nap she has so much energy as she is your child!! We were just saying yesterday don’t know how you have so much energy!!”
Well I have not had a nap as yet. I’m too busy, but I am reflecting on energy. While it may be she gets her energy gene from me there are also other elements.
- Go for what you want no fear. She went for what she wanted and succeeded with no fear. It was quite simple she saw people she liked on the top table, as well as a huge piece of chocolate cake. The actual input involved to get it was not over thought. She did not use up her energy over analysing a process; she just went for it. I see lots of people overthinking instead of going for it, which doubles the energy required. Granted some thought and information is needed on important decisions but often your gut is the ultimate decision maker.
- Do what you love. We all hear that so many times, but she was having so much fun dancing, it did not matter that it was 4 hours past her bedtime. I see lots of people unhappy in their work, it is important to find something that makes you smile. For some in the current recession it is not possible in their work life. However at least explore the possibility in your personal life.
- Play with your friends. She is full of beans today at nursery surrounded by people that she enjoys being with. The people that you work with can give you energy, a buzz and reason to go in every day. It is important to find a good cultural fit at work. This is true in your personal life too.