Do you find yourself completely exhausted by 2pm in the afternoon? Perhaps you are having trouble sleeping or worse yet, finally fall into a deep sleep only to hear the alarm clock go off only minutes after you doze off. Are you lacking energy and losing focus?
Sounds like you may be running on empty! Can you imagine running your vehicle as hard as you run your body and your mind? Just as your vehicle requires maintenance care, frequent tune-ups and fuel – your body and most importantly your mind requires the same. It actually may be time to re-evaluate your life.
If you find yourself running on empty perhaps it’s time to explore the reasons why. With some simple self-exploration you can pinpoint the areas of your life that require change. It may require you to leave your comfort zone, but in the end you’ll likely find that it was all worth it! Start with some questions that only you can truly answer…
Who are you surrounding yourself with?
If you are around people who are negative or un-supportive it may be time to re-evaluate your life. It’s not easy to separate yourself from unsupportive or negative people when those are people that you love such as your family. Consider asking why they are negative or unsupportive. Perhaps they are unaware of your feelings. If this is the fact, then you may have to take the needed steps to help them understand. It situations as these – communication is a MUST!
- Look for Role Models. Find someone who has been through your situation or something similar and see how he or she was able to overcome obstacles. If possible, ask this person questions.
What are you thinking?
Keeping a positive mental attitude is essential to your overall well being. Sure, sounds easy enough but it’s truly not. You must actually work at staying positive. In today’s society you are bombarded with bad news everywhere you look. With the advancement of technology it may be difficult to disconnect but it may be necessary.
- Avoid negative or drama-filled programs and limit your viewing of the national or local news to one time a day.
- Change your thinking. Your actions first start as thoughts. When you think positive and brave thoughts, you’ll be motivated into action!
Are you afraid?
Fear is one of the biggest culprits to running on empty! It’s truly amazing how fear can ruin your life if you allow it. As difficult as it may be you will have to face those fears and make some big changes in your life. Everyone is afraid of change especially when you have become comfortable in the situation. However, if you are running on empty you may not have any other choice. You will have to cross the threshold that is keeping you back and find that it is truly worth the challenge.
- Crossing the threshold that is keeping back from succeeding is the first step to changing your life!
Changing the way in which you view life can make a HUGE difference.
Focus on the positive blessings in your life. Give thanks for all you have; and be generous to those who have nothing. Be more like the children! Those are very important words and are ones that many should truly put into place in their lives. If you were more like a child and looked at life with nothing but pure joy and a smile on your face you certainly would have a full tank!
This full tank will then allow you to live life to the fullest by enjoying every precious moment. That is what children do and if more adults would consider doing the same perhaps the ‘little’ things would not inflate into ‘huge’ things. Be more like the children and not only smile but laugh! Life is too short to be spent worrying over things that are out of your control.
Live for today and keep an eye on your tank..avoid running on empty and you will truly live a happier and healthier life!