superman on vacation

I would like to think that we are all super human, being aware of everything around us, behaving in the very best manner and having the energy to jump in full force to solve important issues. However, we are all human and need a break sometimes to recharge and gain our footing so that we can focus on the right things and give them the energy they need.

 

There are three lies that will let you know it’s time to recharge your batteries:

  1. Someone else will do it. You might not know who that someone is, but it will definitely feel like it is not you. Even if it’s your area of responsibility. You might even be at the point where although you have time, you just can’t seem to take on one more thing. The idea that someone else will do it, is the first thing that comes to mind. The second is the dream of going far away. If it is your responsibility and you find yourself in this mindset, it’s not too late. Either get some support or acknowledge that you need a break.
  2. If I do something it won’t matter. This is sad and powerless. Of course is a big fat lie. If you do something it will matter. But, you have to do the right things. If you are about to burn out, you sometimes can’t see that you have any impact because things are talking you longer than expected and you don’t have your normal amount of energy to tap into. If you find yourself believing this lie, go and talk to a trusted friend to get a reality check. Take some time out to smell the roses, recharge your batteries and count all the good things in your life.
  3. If I ignore it, it will go away. If that were true, life would be so easy. We all know issues don’t just go away on their own, and if you bury them under a rug, they will just fester. When you find yourself thinking that issues will disappear on their own, it’s time for you to pack your bag, by a ticket and fly away to paradise before you burn out. Ignoring issues will never solve them, especially if the issues are important. Having the energy to deal with them is a good first step.