Year 2 – Week 7 – What powers you?

Welcome Readers!  I live in South Africa for those of you who don’t know.  At the moment we are experiencing load-shedding of electricity.  Some of our coal fired power stations have wet coal due to unexpected heavy rains and to keep the lights on our electricity supplier is cutting electricity in different areas to give electricity to those who would otherwise not have.  It’s quite a circus.   Here we are working away, looking forward to a cup of tea or coffee at tea-time, haven’t listened to the news so haven’t heard about load-shedding for the day and all of a sudden everything is quiet.  No power.  My laptop’s battery is quite old and so I have about 15 minutes before I have to shut it down.   No electricity = no hot water = no lovely cuppa!   No electricity = no toaster = no lunch (the bread is stale)!

I had 2 hours in which to think;  in fact I’ll be doing quite a lot of thinking until the coal dries out!!

What Powers You?  What Powers Me?

If you have ever had burn out, you will have experienced a total lack of energy and finding it hard to put one foot in front of the other.  Not pleasant!  How do we prevent burn out?  How do we become energised?  What powers you?

The obvious answers would be to have enough sleep, work reasonable hours, make sure you are exercising and eating healthily and there is loads of material on the internet about that.   Most of us with a savvy noodle would know this.  It’s common sense, right?   I know from personal experience that I become energised when I am in nature.  I totally lose myself in the beauty of my surroundings and leave feeling as if I’ve been on holiday.

So how do we become re-energised?   I’ve discovered an amazing article – here is the link –

I don’t want to regurgitate what this author has written so I would really encourage you to go and read it for yourself!  It’s brilliant.  4 steps on how to re-energise yourself in 1 hour!  I don’t know the author at all – just came across the article – and thought to myself:  “yeah, right”!  Well, yeah, there is a lot to be said for it.  Please read it!

Mark Twain says this and I quote:  And what is a man without energy? Nothing – nothing at all.

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