Updated: Jan 3, 2020
Balance is more about energy management than it is about time or a simple state of mind.
Too often we come home after a long day and want to do nothing but lay on the lounge, sleep or watch something brain numbing on Netflix.
Reality is, we often mistake this state with being tired.
In a sense, it’s true – you are tired, but it’s a little more complicated than that.
What you do about this ‘feeling of tired’ is the critical point.
You see, we often mistake tired for exhaustion, meaning that you’ve exhausted both your physical and mental faculties.
When in reality, that's not entirely true.
What you may have exhausted somewhat is your energy.
So the challenge then is recognising the difference between actually being tired (exhausted) and being ‘low energy’ – because there’s a clear difference.
Where I find people tend to get it wrong, is they are resting, when they are feeling low energy.
That’s akin to parking your car when it's out of fuel, or leaving your phone uncharged.
So ‘resting’ or ‘sleeping’ when you are low energy may not actually be the right thing for you to do at that point.
When you’re low energy, what you actually need to do, is recharge.