Monday, February 25, 2008

Replenishing the Well

After a wonderful fun-filled weekend I find myself exhausted & fighting a cold, Lily having already succumbed to it herself. She spent the day in bed which is what I longed to do but, alas, I had to bring home the (veggie) bacon.

I really value my alone time; part of the reason I work only part-time is so that I can come home and enjoy a couple of hours to myself while the kids are in school and my sweetie at work. Since I've been putting in a few more hours ath the office lately that's cut into my precious solitude and I am really feeling the affects.

So tonight it's going to be soup & sandwiches for dinner, a couple of hours flopped on the couch and then early to bed for this party girl! I have to rest and rejuvenate before the coming weekend but more about that later.

February 25, 2008
Replenishing Your Energy Well
Leo Daily Horoscope

You may feel compassionate toward others today, and spend time helping family members and friends. Your assistance might take the form of emotional support, helping with physical chores, or even monetary support. Because these activities can be draining physically and emotionally, you may find it beneficial to set aside some time to be alone and replenish your energy today. If you focus on activities that rejuvenate you and lift your mood, you will have more resources to share with those you love. Good activities might include immersing yourself in a period of peaceful solitude to write your thoughts in a journal, stepping out to enjoy some brisk physical activity to boost your energy, or engaging in creative activities that inspire and fulfill you.

Honoring our need for personal time lifts our spirits and energizes us, providing the stamina and enthusiasm we need to help others in meaningful ways. Though a desire to help our loved ones can encourage an abundance of energy, too much focus on others can quickly deplete our inner resources. By taking time to honor our own needs for rest, relaxation, and personal fulfillment, we automatically increase the amount of energy we have available. Not only does this allow us to more effectively help our loved ones, we are able to keep giving from a well of energy that is continuously replenished. With a focus on meeting your own needs first today, you can generate the energy you need to assist those you love.


Jen said...

Such an important concept to be sure!

Thanks for posting this today, I needed it.

Good to hear from you!

Julie said...

Humm - sometimes great parties come at a high price! least it seems that way the older I get!

Thanks for putting such a nice remark about my daughter. We took many different photos trying to capture many looks - ie - casual, business, cover girl innocent, and some more sexy ones that you would have appreciated...but alas - I decided not to post them on my blog. They are all clean - but just did not want to attract the wrong kind of attention to her...

Have a great (relaxing) week!