Hello, Beauties! Plug in and recharge. You do it multiple times a day. Your challenge today is to go thru your house and count the number of chargers of any kind you own. Cell phone chargers. Tablet chargers. Fitbit Chargers. Headphone chargers. Rumba chargers. Rechargeable battery chargers. What is your number? Mine is NINE!
You are one of the things you need to plug in and recharge
There is a reason you NEVER allow the battery on your phone to die. It disrupts your friendships, your business, your feeling of connection to the world.
So you do things like plan ahead so it’s charged by the time you leave the house. You carry an extra charger in your purse and have another one plugged into the cigarette lighter in your car. You may not even be able to remember the last time you failed to plan and ended up with a brick instead of a phone.
Unfortunately, you probably do not take the same kind of care of recharging you. Maybe it’s because you can’t see your low battery light. Or maybe you think of recharging yourself as something that can be put off or skipped in favor of “doing” something more important.
You’re already up close and familiar with the side effects of not recharging yourself. It’s chronic fatigue, low energy, burnout, procrastination, some version of just going thru the motions.
Instead of lamenting about the drawbacks of not recharging, I want to invite you to identify the way you recharge and then build a robust recharge regimen so that YOU never run out of energy.
The beginning of that process is knowing whether you are an introvert or extrovert.
If you’re tempted to claim your label based on how you interact with a crowd,
read the rest of this blog twice.
A dear friend of mind, Karen Anderson (check her out online), taught me this several years ago. I always identified as an extrovert. I speak to new people easily. You’ll find me in the middle of most any room I’m in holding court.
I knew I was an extrovert because I had friends that always watched more than talked and would die rather than be the center of attention. They self-identified as introverts.
BUT . . .
Introvert or extrovert is not about how you interact in public.
It is about how you recharge.
That revelation was a game changer for me.
I love being an extrovert in public but when I want to recharge, I crave silence.
On the other hand, if you are a true extrovert, you recharge by being in public interacting with other people.
Don’t know which you are?
Tune into your body the same way you’d check the battery meter on your phone.
How do you feel at the end of a party or family gathering?
If your battery meter is 100%, you are an extrovert.
If your battery meter is in the red, you are an introvert.
Calling yourself an extrovert when you are really an introvert is like trying to charge an iPhone with an Android charger. You are going to be looking at a dead battery and some serious downtime.
Now that you have your identification, aka the right charger, let’s get to building your recharge habit.
I love you my Voluptuous Beauties!