Three Illustrations to Help You Check In with Your Energy
Today we’re going to talk about the practice of checking in with our energy. Recently I’ve realized how important it is to check in with my energy instead of checking my to-do list, my goals, or my expectations. So often, women lose themselves to others because a lot of times we are losing ourselves to the expectation of what we believe we should be doing.
Instead of checking in with external circumstances, I’m learning how important it is to check in with my energy. That means: How am I feeling in my body? And: What are my feelings telling me?
The reason this is so pivotal is because our lives have creative meaning. God has given us a creative responsibility for our lives. He has given us both the creation of our selves, and the creation of the world around us. That alone gives us a responsibility to take care of ourselves. But, we often forget that.
We have a creative responsibility to take care of our own energy.
Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.Galatians 6:4-5
In order to help you check in with your own energy, I am sharing three illustration of ways to imagine your energy. I hope these illustrations help you to check in with where you are right now, and to remember to build in a consistent routine of checking in with yourself.