A spoonful of energy makes the day more intentional.
I had a bad concussion a few years ago that had me out of work for three weeks. My doctor spent time explaining to me why managing the energy I had to spare was so important. I had to understand my energetic capacity and this completely changed how I thought about what I had to give in a day.
I like to think of myself of an unlimited being, I have an unlimited amount of love and energy to give, but in actuality, I can only give so much before my ability to take care of myself and my ability to function well begins to deteriorate. We have to think of our energy as currency. Each day, we only have so much in the bank account to give. It is a fixed amount. This way of thinking about how much I can give in a day is something I use to check in with my energy management and capacity regularly. It took time to learn it, but I am so glad I did. I want to share what I learned with you in hopes that it helps you as well.
Every single thing you do has an energetic price tag or cost. Once you spend your allotment for the day, you’re all out. It won’t reset until the next day. You can gain back capacity to handle and engage in things, but your energetic ability to fully exert and be present is limited. Once you’ve used it, it's gone.
Instead of talking in dollars and cents, lets simplify this to a common house hold item, spoons.
Living life to the fullest, practicing and teaching yoga, just trying to figure the world out. I always keep it real and honest, even when life gets a bit sucky, because it definitely does. Just sharing my thoughts and musings and trying to spread a little light along the way.