In our fast paced worlds we often experience feeling drained. As a working mom with 4 kids, I get it! We give of ourselves endlessly. We deplete our resources and our energy. Lets take the time to shift the scales and begin filling our own resources as well. We are often much richer in resources then we realize. Accessing our resources and acknowledging our gratitude for what we do have develops our sense of control, confidence and opens up our available energy. Often we focus on what we do not have or what we want to work towards. Having goals is wonderful, and at the same time acknowledging the present moment offers us a refreshing and much needed perspective of our lives in real time. The following are areas in our lives that can replete our resources. Start where you are at, acknowledge the now and take a small step forward to add to your resources.
Health: Be grateful for what your amazing body can do now. You are reading this blog after all. In what ways does your body fill your resources? Your senses are an amazing part of being human. Your ability to move, sleep, eat and laugh. Those things we believe to be basic are a source of health and the spring board for everything else we hope to accomplish.
Self esteem: How do you perceive and talk to yourself? Are you positive? Are you a good friend to yourself? What are the aspects of your self you are proud of at this time. Your relationship with yourself can be a wonderful resource and opportunity for positive energy.
Values: What do you appreciate and value in life? Friends? Family? Relationships? How do your values interact with those around you? Are you interacting with the world in a way that sinks up with your value system?
Work: Is your work a source of fulfillment? An opportunity to interact with others? To earn money? Experience a sense of accomplishment? What are ways you can grow at work?
Play: Are you having any fun?! Play is an integral human need, we are wired for it. It is a way to learn, connect, feel, explore and increase our energy and resource.
Learning: Continuing to grow, learn and challenge our brains is a beautiful source of energy. Learning is an opportunity to engage our minds and ignite!
Creativity: Creativity offers us a wonderful outlet and coping mechanisms. To create increases our sense of accomplishment and utilizes our mind, body and spirit.
Helping: Helping others can also fill our own resources as we experience a sense of fulfillment and human connection. Receiving help and accepting help fills up our own resources as well.
Love: This wonderful feeling towards a family member, partner, child or pet fills our heart and ignites an important neurological response. The energy of resource of love can come from grateful thoughts and loving memories.
Friends: Connection with friends provides opportunity to fill your bucket with fun, relationship and support.
Children: Although they can at times also deplete our buckets, they are a wonderful source of joy, wonder and connection.
Relatives: Relatives offer us connection to our history, understanding of ourselves and are often a wonderful source of support.
Home: How often do we stop and appreciate our ability to have a roof and warm environment. This resource is literally a foundation to meet your needs.
Neighborhood: Our communities and neighborhoods offer a feeling of connection.
Nature: This free and endlessly giving resource is a source of calm, activity, connection, beauty and fun.
Sometimes when we feel that everything in life is depleting our resources, it is important to take the time to stop and consider the amazing resources we do have around us at this moment, as well as within us. Gratitude is a powerful tool to reduce anxiety, improve mood and experience happiness in your life. Give it a try! Every day think about two things you can be grateful for today.
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