Keep Your Well Filled

WellAn important stress management skill is the ability to “keep your well filled.” We certainly cannot serve others or ourselves effectively if we are drained and lack enthusiasm and life balance.  I attended a wonderful workshop given by David Lee about workplace relationships years ago at the National Wellness Institute conference. David Lee challenged us to answer the following questions:

  1.  What brings me alive? When have I been happiest? What people do I love to be around?
  2.  What is not working for me anymore? What deadens me and drains my energy? How do I “should” on myself, silencing the still, small voice?
  3. What activities fill my well and recharge my batteries?

These are great questions to ask yourself when you feel drained and discouraged. It really is up to you to change your life. Feeling stressed? Ask yourself the challenging questions. Make choices that work for you.

3 thoughts on “Keep Your Well Filled

  1. Glenda,
    Great post! I love the questions and will use some of them in my morning pages exercise tomorrow. Thank you for asking the “tough” questions that helps us to become better, happier, and more productive nurses! I agree with you- if we run on empty we are of no use to anyone. Have a fabulous weekend!

  2. HI Glenda,

    Thanks for that nice post and your kind words. It’s funny, I noticed you signed up for my ezine, loved the name “Glenda the Good Nurse” (who couldn’t love that!), found myself enjoying your blog posts and then there was the one on mine!

    1. Let’s talk sometime. It would be fun to catch up.

    2. If your readers are interested in exploring more about the whole Keeping Your Well Filled topic, at my resilience website: they can download the MP3 of a talk I gave on the topic the morning of 9/11. The opt in is just below my picture.

    Thanks again for the shout-out and I’m looking forward to connecting!

    Warm regards,

    David Lee

    • Hi David,
      Great to hear from you! I remember your presentation at the National Wellness Institute meeting many years ago. You really made an impression. Yes, I would love to connect. I will check out Sounds great.
      Best wishes,

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