I was almost done with my work day when the computer totally shut itself off. I have only had this job for 7 months, so in theory this computer should be pretty durable and new. And yet, when I tried to turn it back on, it told me the battery was dangerously low. It was plugged in.
I sat there for a minute thinking , "I feel you computer, I FEEL you."
I am always plugged in and yet my battery is dangerously low too. Perhaps you can also relate?
I was able to maneuver the computer, flip some switches and plug and unplug things. It restored itself after a few minutes. I wish I was so durable.
Someone else might have left it for morning but no, I decided I needed to get just a few more things done. Do you sense a pattern?
The irony was not lost on me. You might read my blog and hear about my encounters in nature, the dreams, signs, symbols and rainbows. Perhaps you also think, sure, but what else goes on over there? Well sometimes the signs and cycles are as simple as your laptop dying in spite of being plugged in. Regular stuff for a regular day. It happens all the time.
This story isn't the magical one you might have expected from me but it is real life and it also is how this all works. As I have said before, when you start to tune in and acknowledge signs, you become attuned to the energy and patterns that surround us everyday. It doesn't have to be feathers and rainbows, although I love when those show up. It can be very simple things like I just shared. All you need to do is to pay attention and take heed.
As for me, I did just a few more things and logged off. I had already cancelled my entire evening due to my battery being dangerously low. Dave and I ate dinner at a normal time for once and I can report that I will be going to bed early too. It is probably not enough to fully restore my battery, but it did validate my decisions to try and rest tonight. Said as I wrote a blog post with one eye closed so I can see because I'm too tired to go grab my glasses.
Like the landscaper whose yard is overrun with weeds or the painter whose house need a fresh coat, I am the energy worker who hasn't got so much a lot of the time.
I'm going to practice what I preach and take heed. I can't afford to have my battery replaced after all. My advice? When you're feeling zapped, assess what you're doing consistently that is not aligned for you. Tasks that make you focus way longer than you may have capacity for. People that leave you feeling lower than you were when you started talking to them. Places you simply don't want to go to. And then consider what you might do to feel better. I keep a list of things that instantly make me feel better on the wall in front of my desk. It says things like; "pet the dogs" "make some tea" "go for a walk" "breathe" and "write." (This is why I'm one eye writing this blog... it's on my good list!)
This weekend I challenge you to make a list like that if you don't have one. Pick things you know makes you feel recharged. And then, when your battery is getting drained, give yourself ten minutes (or more) from the good list. Invest in your energy and it will repay you handsomely.