Let me paint you a picture. The sun is overhead. You have a sandwich in one hand, the steering wheel in the other, you’re driving down Interstate 85, to an unknown work location. SiRI is coaching you through the process but in the top right hand corner of the GPS screen is . . .Low Battery.
You have a plugin that fits into a wall, but that doesn’t help you in the car.
Your meeting is in 45 minutes. If you increase your speed by 15 mph, you can cut 5 minutes off the trip and find a what? I’ll give you a hint, check the title.
Are you feeling stressed out? I am, and I know how this blog goes.
I’ve been in this situation way to many times to count. I should have added this to the last blog:
When our phone is dead, we frantically search for ways to make it to an outlet, even if it’s just for 5 minutes. We all know a measly 5 minute charging session might just buy you 2 more hours of battery life.
We understand the importance for our phones being recharged. Then why do we neglect ourselves? Your need for an outlet is, *gasp* more important than your phone’s.
We might be human, but we still run on batteries.
Your battery is the size of a silver dollar located on the back of your head called will power.
I’ve been in weekly therapy for the past year with my counselor Kim. She said will power is strongest at the beginning of the day and must be recharged. The longer the day goes, the less you have willpower.
I’ve used guilty pleasures as outlets and viewed outlets as a threat,
Binge eating, shopping, TV, (etc) are not outlets at all but escapes. Choosing an outlet will leave you energized and in clear thought when you walk away.
Part of discovering a fearless life is learning what your outlet is, and using it to your advantage. Recognizing when your battery is low and searching for the outlet, even if it is for just 5 minutes.
Here are my outlets. Do you have any ideas? Share them with the group.