4 Easy Ways to Refill Your Cup

How do you recharge and rejuvenate your energies after a long day caring for others? 

I spent many days coming home from work, exhausted on the couch. I would tune out from my hectic day by switching on the TV. Weekends were spent much the same way with the dreaded Sunday afternoon and night thinking, I have to go back to work. I didn’t see a way out of this pattern.

My body began to break down. I became sick and tired physically, mentally and spiritually. I hit my rock bottom with this way of living and decided; enough is enough. I did research, consulted healers, found what depleted my energy and what rejuvenated it. Things began to turn around when I learned how to fill my cup.

4 Easy Ways to Refill Your Cup (1)

1. Become aware

This takes some time and practice, as the society we live in does not support introspection. I recently heard; why are introverts told to speak up yet extroverts are not told to listen more? The point is you cannot change who you are. Whether you are introverted, extroverted or a combination known as ambivert, each energy is needed to create the beautiful world we live in.

Learn what kind of personality you have and become mindful of your present moment. When you witness what is happening within your body and around you, you become empowered to make healthier choices about your energy.

2. Learn how to identify and put your experience into words

Many helpers are outwardly focused on how others feel. Often you ask; what can I do to make you feel better? In order to refill, you need to turn some of that compassionate focus around.

You cannot solve a problem, you cannot name. Sometimes you don’t even know what questions to ask yourself to turn this problem around. I had this issue when I was stuck in the work-fatigue cycle. Start to journal each day, even briefly. This helps you connect within and write out what you are thinking and feeling. You can speak it, but there is a power in seeing your truth in the written word.

3. Plan to protect your energy

As a compassionate helper, it is important to learn how to protect your energies from people, places and situations. There are numerous ways to do this. Once you find what works for you, implement these strategies into your schedule each day.

4. Find ways to maintain your energy

What gives you energy and fuels your passion? Look at what is working in your life. These activities and people will help you rejuvenate your energies.

Lastly, learn about and buy this new Amazon bestseller I Fill My Cup: A Journal for Compassionate Helpers. 


Whether you are feeling disconnected and depleted or are already connected and looking for new ways to increase your energy awareness, this journal provides lots of easy ways to recharge and rejuvenate your energy. Filled with helpful suggestions, writing prompts and space to journal your thoughts, you will generate problem solving for this common issue many helpers face.

Here’s what inside:

How to Use this Journal

The Energy Scale

Are you an Ambivert, Extrovert or Introvert?

Writing Prompts

Plans to Protect or Rejuvenate Your Energy

Ways to Maintain Your Energy

Plus, you get ten to eleven weeks of space to journal and record your observations.

This makes a great gift for friends, family and other loved ones, of course do not forget to include yourself!

BUY yours first and then get one for a friend on Amazon.com


Lisa Hutchison LMHC is the bestselling author of I Fill My Cup: A Journal for Compassionate Helpers, a licensed psychotherapist and writing coach. She specializes in working with professionals who often get drained from their helping efforts, recharge and rejuvenate their energies. Lisa’s psychological advice has been featured in Reader’s Digest and The Huffington Post. http://www.lisahutchison.net


21 thoughts on “4 Easy Ways to Refill Your Cup

  1. This is some solid advice, easy for just about anyone to follow. I especially liked, “You can speak it, but there is a power in seeing your truth in the written word.” I have personally experienced this and there is no going back after that.

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  2. That’s exactly how I felt back in my corporate world days, Lisa, and the number of times I’d crash out on the sofa waking up to be told it was bedtime and the family pet had already been walked. Days of big time guilt because I was doing what I was doing for my loved ones and apart from being a zombie on the sofa after coming home, I wasn’t really there because my body was shutting down after dealing with toxic and stressful energies the whole day.

    I’ve changed though by identifying the triggers for the energy depletion and taking timely action.

    I was listening to Carol Tuttle earlier today on the World Tapping Summit and found the session filled with ideas to protect our energy.

    Thanks for the priceless tips.

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    • My pleasure Vatsala and thanks for sharing. As I too recall, this exhaustion is not a good feeling. My goal this year is to help as many people as I can increase their energy awareness to become healthier physically, mentally and spiritually.


  3. I’ve been asking myself the same question a lot lately: “What gives you (me) energy and fuels your (my) passion?” I value your pearls of wisdom and guidance. Your post has inspired me to grab my journal and write for a bit. Thank you… In addition, CONGRATULATIONS on your book, Lisa!

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  4. Wonderful to see this book in print Lisa.. And some great advice on what to be aware of so as not to deplete our own energies… It is not until we go through our own experience we realise often too late how draining it is when we who are natural empaths give of our energetic selves to others.. I have draws of journals.. and wouldn’t be without one..
    Fantastic post.. And wishing you every success on the sale of your book Lisa..
    Much love my friend ❤

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  5. Excellent advice Lisa. Your book has arrived, Yay! I love The Energy Scale and your tips on how to most effectively protect our energy. We all need to refill out cup now and then. Thank you for providing this journal for compassionate helpers. xx

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  6. This resonates with me as there was a time where I felt this way as well. What really helped me was to really step into my spiritual side more than I ever had before. And I started writing again, many times out in nature. It created a wonderful shift.

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  7. Hi Lisa…I am so excited for you and I just purchased your book from Amazon! Can’t wait to receive it. It is a huge accomplishment and speaks to the person you are because you have such a caring heart that wants to help people! Sending all kinds of good energy ❤

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