I was talking with a coworker the other day, and we were commiserating about our lack of energy. For both of us it was like all the life had been sucked away. We weren't sick. We weren't upset about anything. We just both felt drained. We talked about the day-to-day grind of getting up, going to work, then spending our off days doing chores and the like. It was getting old and boring.

That got me thinking about life in general, and bouncy balls came to mind. Now, I'm a bouncy ball junkie. I love the things. I like the colors and patterns, and I like bouncing them. Childish? Probably. But I don't care. Anyway, I was bouncing this ball, and it dawned on me that if I just bounced it once and let it go, it would quit bouncing. It would run out of energy. But if I bounced it, caught it, and bounced it again, the thing would go on as long as I wanted to stand there and play with it.

We're all a lot like bouncy balls. At least, that's the way I think of it. When we get up, go to work, go home, go to bed, run the errands, and do the same thing over and over and over and over again, we get bored, and we run out of energy. There's nothing new coming in, so the energy of our lives gets stale. But if we throw in something new every once in a while, whether it's going to see a movie, eating at a new restaurant, driving down a road we've never been down before, etc., we add new energy into us. This new energy recharges us and keeps us going.

I wanted to slap myself for missing such a simple concept, something that would've kept me from running down so much. It was a 'duh' moment. So, find something new to do. Go for a walk down a different street, try a new food, meet new people. Do something to mix up the 'ho-hum' of life, and see if it doesn't give you an energy boost to help you keep going.

Best wishes!

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Published by Lissa Dobbs