This is part 2 of a 4-part series designed to help you be more in touch with your energy levels and the various ways to manage it.
Granted, you spend water every time you do a task.
… But what other ways are there to spend your water?
You have two: energy given and energy wasted. Today, let’s focus on the first one, also known as the birds.
Birds sit on your bucket and drink your water. You might not even notice some of them – they’re so small! (Have you heard of “death by a thousand papercuts? These are the paper crane version of that.)
The more birds you allow, the more come over – they have a thing for calling each other with the most lovely chirp.
Birds are everywhere: your aunt that just needs a quick favor; your friend who wants a free drawing of his pet; the salesman who just wants to grab a cup of coffee (“It will only take a minute of your time!”) or even your kids who need your attention.
Now, I’m not saying you should just shoo every single bird away from you and create a minefield around your bucket.
Some birds matter. But some surely do not.
Allow too many birds and you’re on your way to exhaustion and nothing gets done.
If you already know how big is your bucket, then this next step will be useful:
How much water should you set aside for the birds? And which birds are allowed to drink it?
Now, on to part three: Water Waste Through Multitasking