Do you ever have days when you feel just spent? I mean, by the end of the day the pressures and challenges leave you feeling like so much road kill?
I’m kind of a balance between extrovert and introvert. I enjoy being around people. I’m energized on conversation up to a point.
But I also find after a full day of meetings and talking with clients. Particularly on a pressurized day when the economy and financial markets are going crazy I come home spent. Frankly, I just want to exercise, read and become a hermit.
Those days my wife finds me to be less than a sterling conversationalist. I’m just wrung out. I’ve nothing left.
Frankly, when I’m in that place I can drift into growing despondent very easily. Suddenly my world and life can grow dark.
I used to sort of double down, up the pace. Suck it up and get busier.
Yet, that always ended poorly.
I used to think something was wrong with me. Ok well maybe. But that also only pushed me further into a funk.
Finally, I realized it’s just how I’m wired.
I also realized that even Jesus, as powerful as he was, after spending time with people teaching, ministering and healing was often exhausted. So he stepped out of the crush for a while to recharge.
If that was true for him what makes me think it isn’t for me.
Understanding that has changed my life in remarkable ways. What about you?