A friend sent me a link about being an introvert and being a church member (of any church) . It was rather interesting to see that a lot of people are spiritually devoted, but sometimes have issues fitting in to congregations of their various religions.
Somehow I followed a list of links and got to this website.
http://www. introvertenergy. com/introvertenergizer/introvertenergizer-02-07. php
The woman writing on this site brought up an interesting term that she attributed to the Dalai Lama.
“Steward of personal energy.”
Basically, it’s taking care of ourselves when we need to – get rest when we are tired, walk when we need to think and/or exercise, read a book when we feel the need, etc.
With all the work I’ve been doing for work, home, church, people, and personal projects I’m realizing that I’m forever being a poor steward of my energy. I’ve gotten better in the last couple of years, but that is only because I have far less energy than when I was like 28 years old, or 30 years old or even 35 years old.
Anyway, this is one of those little terms that I am going to remember to implement into practice.