Fill Your Cup

A MadCap Coffee & my favorite hat given to me by an IDF soldier 
during one of my travels to Israel

In my last post First You Must Be Able to Swim I talked about having something to give. Meaning that if you have abundance you have the ability to give more. Today I wanted to talk about that idea.

Filling your cup is an analogy for having abundance in your life. Not running on empty so to speak. I am not so much talking about financial abundance (not that it can't be that too). It's more about feeling centered, grounded and connected. Each of us have different ways of filling our cup so to speak.

Here are some of the ways that I fill my cup:

  • Alone time
  • Travel
  • Helping others
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Training
  • Connecting with friends
  • A train track walk
  • Journaling
  • Taking care of my finances
  • Spending time with my mom & dad
  • Camping
  • Working out
  • Raking leaves
  • Hearing a thought provoking speaker
  • Meditating
  • Schuler's, a good book, comfy chair & a chai
  • A good nights sleep
  • A good meal
  • Yoga
  • Swimming in open water
  • Visit to Argos, Vault of Midnight or Spirit Dreams
  • Simplifying my life
  • Taking an afternoon to cleaning my apartment 
  • "Pilgrimage" to Jersey to train & hang w/my Buyu friend
  • A small pub, jukebox, good conversation & a drink
  • Hiking in nature
  • Playing some crazy Cthulhu games (w/friends)  
  • Kayaking 
  • A road trip
  • Listening to a favorite song w/my radio turned up to "11!"
  • A primal scream at the top of my lungs
  • Learning something new
  • A walk in a cemetery
  • Breathing and looking inward
  • Looking up at the stars on a clear night
  • A free afternoon to do whatever the f@*# I want
  • Sitting around the campfire
  • Playing music w/friends
  • Getting a massage
  • Laughing
  • An afternoon nap
  • Wandering
  • Sitting on the beach listening to the waves
  • Walking around the Museum or  Fredrick Meijer Gardens
  • Flying a kite in the park

Yeah, I could go on, but you get the idea.

Give yourself permission to make sure your not running on fumes. Too often we don't take the time to fill our own cups. This leaves us depleted and hollow and makes it difficult to give to others in a healthy way.

What do you do to "Fill Your Cup?"

Keep going,



  1. I needed that. (Sounds like an awful cliche) but... Thanks for sharing.


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