How do you feed your starving soul?
I believe we’re all starving for something at some point in this life. What are you starving for? Searching for? Often I’ll hear someone say “I’m just starving,” and I wonder, do they even know what starving feels like? Are you starving for food, attention, money, love, affection? My next question is, what are you filling up on? Is it being busy, your kid’s activities, food, work, or shopping? How do you fill in the cracks and find contentment and peace in your lives? Personally, I feel ‘filled up’ when I have control in my life. I feel full when I have a plan, a schedule, a rhythm, or dare I say, a system. This is in spite of the fact that I try to resist systems and processes because I love changing it up. However, a few systems can serve you well.
For me, having Monday as a writing day at home starts my week out right. Getting up early and having time for praying, contemplating, exercising, writing my to do list, and preparing for my day starts me out on the correct foot. Going to bed at a reasonable time and close to the same time every night also helps me to stay on track. When I get out of my schedule and rhythm, I start to starve and become needy. I begin to feel that I’m teaching, training, and coaching out of an empty place. That’s why I believe self-care is so important. If we don’t take care of ourselves first, how can we serve our families, clients, and friends?
When do you show up empty, hungry, or starving?
How do you take care of you? What system, rhythm, or process keeps you from starving?
Do you schedule time for self-care?