Fill a Tank

fill a tank

Have you ever felt like you were running on empty? Has it ever seemed like you just didn’t have the energy to do any more? Then you know why you need to take the time to fill a tank.

A Blinking Fuel Light

Everyone has had days where there just didn’t seem to be enough energy to go forward. There were so many things requiring our energy or just completely draining us that it didn’t seem there was anything left.

Sometimes those days stretch into weeks, and, unfortunately, sometimes for months. It can be painful, lonely, and overwhelming. For those of us that struggle with depression, it can be completely immobilizing. That’s why we need to take the time to fill a tank.

Limited Fuel

Everyone has a limited amount of energy. There are things that add to our energy and things that take away from it. Sadly, because of poor habits we’ve learned, there are often things that bring us a burst of quick energy that ultimately drain us well beyond where we started.

Even those that seemingly have unlimited energy have simply found things that energize them. Like a hawk who has found a thermal or pocket of rising air, they simply coast in the perfect spot where their skills and disposition feel right at home.

For the rest of us, we’re often working with the best we’ve got at the moment and some moments aren’t as energizing at others. That’s why we need to look for those who are low, and fill a tank.

Add Some Fuel

It doesn’t take much to help someone out: just add a little energy to their day. Pass on a smile. Share a random act of kindness. Give them a compliment. Show them they’re valuable. Help them out with a problem. Listen to their challenges. Ask them out to lunch.

We all can struggle with feeling empty. That’s why when we have the energy, we need to take time to fill a tank. You never know how much you might make someone’s day or how much someone might make yours when you desperately need it.

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David is a father, speaker, blogger (obviously), and author of How to Create Amazing Presentations sharing the tools, tips, and techniques of the experts to make you an amazing presenter, 7 Steps to Better Relationships built on the stories and lessons on this blog with seven easy steps to help you maximize your interactions with the people you care about most, and The Man in the Pit to help you care for loved ones struggling with depression.

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