Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Where do You Put Your Energy?
The last few months my energy has slowly flowed downhill and dissipated each day around one p.m. Like a nagging dripping faucet, I could hear the air going out of me, and I felt powerless to do anything about it. I thought it was my thyroid and a simple change in my medication would be a cure all. I was wrong.
Last month, on June 11th, my doctor told me I had diabetes and if I didn't change my life, I would die early.
Yeesh. Talk about a wake up call.
Now, a month later, I am a different person. No longer do I need that nap that lasted anywhere from one to three hours. No longer do I drag from place to place. Taking care of my physical needs has given me back a precious, precious gift - energy.
But this new energy has provided for me a wonderful quandary. Where do I put my energy? I know now that a vital priority is exercise. Today I walked Scooby and played in the pool with Noah. That took energy. After my walk, I spend time with Jesus while I allow the fountain of sweat pour off me. I clean. I cook. I spend time with Noah and John. And of course, I write. But what about the other activities I'd like to do? What about hanging with friends, facebook and blogs, reading and TV?
For the longest time, I have had to measure out what I could do and where I could go because I knew that my energy was limited. But now, I'm back and better than ever. You know how when you get better after a sickness, you tend to do too much too soon, just because you are so happy to be healthy? I might be in that category right now. But it is wonderful!
So I need your help. How do you know where to put your energy? How do you prioritize?