A reoccurring theme this month has been the blurring of time and lines with no real distinction. A bit of fading of boundaries or merging of life, work and school. This is quite natural as our resilience has also faded and blurred.
Try this technique to help you assess and raise awareness over your energy levels and resilience each day.
Think of yourself operating in the same way that a phone battery does. When you wake, take a moment to notice what % of charge are you holding? Are you feeling low at 30% or are you an energetic 80%?
Like a battery, all the things you do throughout the day; work, activities, zoom calls, exercise, parenting, thinking; these all use up your charge. It's important to recognise this and give yourself tops ups throughout the day or as frequently as possible.
If you're low at the start of the day, pushing through and demanding a lot of yourself is going to cause you to burnout, react in ways you don't want to, be ineffective, lack focus and start unhealthy habits. What can you do at the start of the day to top up your charge? What do you need? Prioritise those things. Do this and you will reap the benefits.
Throughout the day, have a reminder to check in on your charge %. What can you do at those times to give yourself a boost? Is it fresh air? A healthy snack? Meditation? A chat with a friend? Exercising?
Regularly checking in will help you react to your energy levels. Noticing that what we do takes energy, we can take action to top ourselves up. Don't let yourself run out of battery.
Gemma Brown is an associate certified coach with the International Coach Federation, working with people to navigate successfully through transitions - be it career, relationships or life in general. Her belief is that when we confidently bring our whole selves to all areas of life, anything is possible. Transitions exist in both our personal and business life, and so often, the two fiercely overlap. Coaching with Gemma focuses on you as a whole, enabling you to identify your strengths, build confidence and to live a life with increased purpose and direction. Gemma is based in Cambridgeshire and carries out face to face coaching in the area as well as 1-2-1 coaching via Skype and Zoom. For more about Gemma, visit her 'About' page or contact her directly.