On Day 11 I made magic progress on my KaHunaAustralia.com.au project by ticking off a whole bunch of tasks I hadn't even planned to do that day. Apparently that's how I'm meant to operate these days. I set my intent in the morning to do X, Y and Z and then I followed my impulses and ended up completing tasks A, B, C, D, E and F.

But then on Day 12 I woke up feeling as though my work week was over, like it was Saturday morning and all my energy was spent. I stared at my computer for a couple of hours before resigning to the idea that either I have hit my limit and I'm temporarily burnt out OR I had entered a period of PAUSE while Source lined up the next string of events to take me to the next level of my journey.

Regardless, I've found myself in this place MANY times before. The difference now is how I respond to it. In the past I would force myself to sit at my computer, try to be productive, achieve very little, day dream a lot and feel like shit because I practically wasted the whole day. Now I look over my list and if I cannot find anything that remotely lights me up then I mentally declare it is time I unplug and try to find something that will give me some life balance and recharge my batteries in the process.

Hanging out with friends seems to work well. Kind of obvious considering my version of 'work' is solitary time in my bedroom, door closed, punching away at my computer.

Suffice to say,  I struggle with work/life balance. It's not that I don't enjoy being social, I certainly do. It's just that I don't prioritise the planning of it. When I am genuinely lit up with whatever I'm working on, it's hard to pull myself away from it, half because I'm enjoying the progress and half because I'm fearful of not being able to get back into the flow.

Don't know about other Manifesting Generators but when I suddenly hit the wall and I finally unplug, for reasons that still delude me, I tend to have no idea what to do or I just don't feel like doing anything. Perhaps I put too much pressure on myself to find something epic to do in the spare of the moment?

Also I feel that my mind needs to switch gears out of being frustrated and into some kind of care-free mode. Just a theory. I did meditate for at least 20mins but found no difference in my energetic state. So I napped, had a workout and then went to my dad's place to play table tennis and drink beer. Social time... TICK!

About the Author

Mark J Reynolds

17 years of soul searching led me to discover that what lights me up the most also gives me huge amounts of energy. Efficiency and shining the spotlight on others is a passion that permeates through everything I do.

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