When I was using my energy, yesterday, to return to work after a week at Disney World, I saw this energetic teabag saying:
An hour earlier, I saw many people using their energy to destroy a building.
Sometimes we have to destroy what’s there to build something new in its place. Of course, that takes a lot of energy.
An hour before I took that photo, I had the energy to take this one:
No matter how much I summon my strength, I have less energy in the winter and also as I’m getting older. So it becomes even more crucial how I choose to use my energy.
I didn’t have the energy to take any more photos yesterday, but I do have the energy to list what I am NOT using my energy on, these days:
- worry about the future,
- regret about the past,
- toxic people,
- anger, and
- the news.
However, I do have the energy to think about positive, achievable solutions and I do have the energy to take the next, small steps towards those solutions. I think those are good uses of my energy.
Yesterday, at my first day back at work, many things happened that could have sapped my energy — like multiple crisis calls coming at the same time AND a patient showing up a day earlier than she was scheduled. It always helps my energy to embrace “the full catastrophe” of life and I survived another work day, with energy to spare. I’m glad I’m using my energy, at this phase of my life, on work I love and value.
Now I’m using my energy to share the original use of “the full catastrophe” in a very energetic movie.
I hope you use your energy to share your thoughts and feelings about this post.
As always, I use my energy to express gratitude to all who help me create this blog and — of course! — to YOU, for using your energy to read it.