Here’s my story of how I got a recharge. A couple of years ago I entered that joyous abyss that every car owner dreams of. Having a paid off car. Yep, that has got to be one of the best feelings ever to not have a car note. However, in the last couple of months, I’ve had more car issues than a little bit. Of course, I know my car won’t last forever. Did I mention my car is paid off though? The older I get, the less concerned I become with being flashy. Don’t get me wrong, I love nice things just next person. Many people are living in luxury with their lights turned off though. I don’t want that to be story at all.
Fast forward to last week. My car refused to start. Thank God I had already made it home from work. I decided I would run a quick errand before the night set in. My car had different plans. There were no signs of me leaving my lights on, so it should have started right up. I used my wife’s car for a boost and it started right. After repeating this about 5 times, I later realized battery had died.
Many of us today are walking around like that dead battery. We are running on fumes, hopping from one obligation to the next. We look good on the outside, so we must be ok. Our minds become so clouded with work, home, pleasing other people and the struggles of life that we forget to recharge. Some of us constantly rely on that “jump” from others so much that we drain the life right out of them too. But that’s another blog for another day.
Take time to selfishly do what makes you happy. We spend our whole life justifying why this and why that, but there should be no justification to breathe in peace. Maybe you have the time to do something, but just don’t feel like it. Perhaps your exciting night is binge watching your favorite TV show. Possibly you enjoy watching the game at the bar with friends. Do it. We all have different motivators that keep us going. We just must remember not to neglect ourselves, so that we can be and give our best.
Recharge while you can make the choice to do it now.