Building up your Resources
How do you take care of yourself, emotionally as well as physically? Do you ever think about your needs, and investing in the bank of you? Do you even realise how important it is for you? So important that you constantly need to be building up your own bank of resources. If you don’t regularly look after yourself, you won’t have enough energy or spirit to give to anyone else.
Too often we let our own bank run dry, not giving ourselves enough recovery or recuperation time. We find our days are full. We rush around, juggling the demands of home life, work life and everything else in between. Most days there are other demands placed on us as well. For example, emotional demands that tend to be a huge drain on our inner resources. Trying to buoy up close ones, to help lift their moods and their spirits can be hard. Especially if they are experiencing a low time.
If we can only remember to take time out for ourselves, do something that rejuvenates us, something that feeds our souls, then we will be in a better position to help others. Try to stop and think about the important things in life and focus perhaps on the wonders of the world, or even the simple things that we all have to be grateful for.
Life is not a given – it is a gift. We sometimes lose track of that. Grab life with both hands, stop worrying and embrace every new challenges that come your way. If you think about it, each and every stage of your life is so important. Happiness is the ultimate goal and happiness can be found in the small things of life as well as the big events.
If you look for it, you can find love in all sorts of places. There are all sorts of love. As well as passionate and romantic love, look to your friends, and people you come across in your everyday life, you will find plenty of love. Love can also be experienced by places we visit and situations we find ourselves in.
Don’t look back – look forward. Look forward to each stage of your life, each and every stage is important and unique. There is beauty in all ages and stages. One way to keep track is to think about these three things every day, and write them in your journal:
- What is going well in my life
- What am I pleased about
- What is there to be grateful for
I hope you find these tips helpful. It would be good to hear what you think about my ideas, and anything else you have come up with. Tell me what you think by posting your comments below. Why don’t you Share this with your friends and family by clicking the Facebook icon or following us on Twitter?
About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.