The fourth “D” in my Quitters Club Series is Depleted.
Have you felt as though you are depleted? You have no more to give to anyone or anything. Your energy is gone. You are drained. Things have sucked all of the life out of you. You just feel depleted, defeated and drained. (WOW – bonus “D” words. hahaha)
Sometimes we need to take a break from some of those things that deplete us. Things like technology for example. Do you feel like you are married to your cell phone? You can’t get away from the demands of other people? The phone dings when an email enters your inbox. A cute little sound goes off for a text message and a new ring tone sounds for a call.
Others know you can be reached 24/7, 365 days a year from any form of technology available and you can’t let go. You can’t disengage from work or the demands of others. You are ready to throw in the towel and quit.
Don’t do it! Just take a break. Start by turning your phone off for one hour. Take a break and rejuvenate – watch a movie, take a nap, get a massage, swing on a swing, take a walk, read your Bible or a good book.
Dare yourself to leave your phone in the car and have lunch with a friend. Be totally present and no distractions. Just listen to what they have to say and enjoy a technology-free lunch or dinner with rich conversation.
Whatever it takes to get yourself re-energized from your depleted stage, do it because quitting life is not an option…..but enjoying life is!