Sometimes our energy is high, we feel excited and everything we do is an enjoyable challenge. This is the place where we always want to be, because it feels so good.
However, they say that what goes up must come down, and the truth is that as we cycle through high energy phases of life, we also cycle through low energy phases. This doesn’t feel as good – our motivation is low, we may feel more reflective instead of active, and a sense of dissatisfaction with the way we are doing things enters our minds.
I notice this cycle as I write for this blog. At times, I have plenty of things to write that I feel excited about. This is during times when I’ve found a rhythm with my writing, and I play that rhythm out until it no longer suits me. At other times, the rhythm seems off and I need to find a new rhythm. But it takes a little while.
So, I’d like you to help me think about these questions:
- What’s the best way to handle these “low energy” periods? What do you find yourself doing during these times?
- Should you be more accepting of your own natural energy cycles – both up and down? Or do you try to just “push through”?
Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments! Thanks!