‘I’m absolutely running on empty’.
The phrase running on empty has become an all too common part of our vocabulary.
And constantly having to ‘top up’ has become harder.
In an average week, withdrawals can be made by: kids, customers, colleagues, bosses, partner, friends, suppliers, neighbours, that person you sat opposite on the train, checkouts, check-ins, poor service, bills, breakages, illness, technology, bad driving, weather, slowness, bad news, broken sleep, inconsideration, debts, dark nights, gossip, grumpiness, family… should I go on?
But I believe our real challenge is less about filling up and more about plugging the leaks.
It makes perfect sense in a logical world. If you had a bucket full of holes you’d fix the constant drain and then fill up.
But with life (emotional, not logical), we can be so busy refilling we don’t have – or take – the time to fix the leaks.
Could you invest some thinking, time and energy to plug a few holes or even invest in a new bucket?
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