Monday, 30 November 2015

Is Your Battery Getting Low? Plug It In Now!

Hello beautiful sweethearts of mine! How are you doing today? Hmm . . . I'm feeling somehow somehow o. My phone decided to talk to me by acting really strange. I do hope you get something out of this looong article. 

Recharge Your Battery


We all know what to do when the battery of our phones, laptops, iPads, or any gadget becomes low. We plug it into a power source to get the battery recharged. Right?

But what do you if after you've plugged it in, the battery discharges instead of recharges? This is what the battery of my phone has led me to understand (through the help of the Holy Spirit).

The battery was at 15%.

I plugged it in and continued what I was doing. 
The battery level decreased further. 

I looked at my phone and gasped, "Oh no! seven percent since morning?!"

Then I adjusted the charger. It started charging again. "Thank God!"

To my surprise, the battery decreased further. "Ahan! What is the meaning of this?!"

It was annoying. I was confused. It had never happened before. My phone had been a good girl eversince I got it. "Why now?!"
I took off the battery, slotted it back in and plugged it again. Nothing changed.


The battery decreased further to 3%.


And then to 1%.

You can guess what happened after the battery drained down to 1%. It became empty. My phone became useless. The battery was . . . dead. 

I didn't know what to do. "God, Please, I need my phone to be switched on." Lol. I had to call God on this matter. I remember I informed Him even before I bought the phone.

Let's just say I didn't hear God's response at that time.

So I googled. I wanted to understand this battery charging issue. Google made me discover if the battery is not charging or the phone does not indicate that the battery is charging, the most likely scenario is that the battery itself is operating correctly, but its power management software may have become corrupt. In order to correct the problem, I will need to uninstall and reinstall the power management software by using some Device Manager. Whatever that means! 

I just kept staring at my phone. If my big eye balls could pick up an item, they would have hit the phone to the wall. As in! I didn't know how long I stared at my phone. It must had been over five minutes.

Then it dawned on me like a thunderbolt: The same power source that charged up the battery became the same source that runs it down. Like seriously? 

A question stirred up in my heart:
When the source of your inspiration, energy and excitement becomes the source of your emotional imbalance. What do you do?

As I pondered in my usual ponderings, I discovered the answer through two lines of thoughts. By the way, I've shared on BMF about me being a thinking thinker. So my pondering technique is not new to those who have been following me for a while now.

1. PASSION IS LIKE A BATTERY

As I pondered, I realized I've been doing a lot of public presentations for the past two weeks. It's my passion. Yes. I get all the excitement and adrenaline rush, but it can also be exhausting. It can drain me. The battery of my phone was giving me a warning . . . a divine warning.

I like to think I'm an introvert, and I very much enjoy being alone. But the “need” to be social and make new friends as quickly as possible seems to be winning out. I can't explain it. Or am I evolving into an extrovert? Oh well . . .

There is an urgent need to learn to be in tune with myself more than I spend with others.

This compulsion to establish and strengthen new friendships makes sense; positive relationships are one of the most powerful ways to multiply our joy. But when it comes at the expense of a good diet, sleep, exercise or reading a book (as in my case), it can be exhausting. When it doesn't give us a chance to recharge our batteries after a long day, it can become a problem.

Passion is like a battery. It fuels your efforts. Keeping it charged is similar to being connected to the power source - God and your innerself.

If you’re an entrepreneur, I believe you’re passionate about what you do. If you’re not passionate about it, you’re just not going to be an entrepreneur for a long time. Your passion is the battery that keeps you working.

Are you still as passionate as when you started? Or have you lost your passion yet? You need to recharge.

2. PASSION CAN BECOME BORING

Passion can become boring? No way! I can't be bored by hosting red carpet events or creating voice-overs. I can't be bored by blogging or writing. I can't be bored by being in front of a camera or holding a microphone. I can't be bored by meeting people and making new friends. I can't be bored by posting on Twitter and chatting with my close pals. I never would have believed this line of thought before now.

Here is the bitter truth: When you have a daily routine that you’ve been following for days, weeks or months, it's easy to get bored and unmotivated; you may even feel like you’re in a rut. As time goes on, you’re likely to become unhappy and may even go into a deep depression, which will make it hard to stay focused or inspired.

Routine makes it all boring.

And I hate routines. I can’t even spell it properly. Every time I type it on my keyboard, my fingers come up with "rountine". Lol. That was another warning.

There are many people who are unhappy with their jobs or just tired of doing the same thing everyday. Sadly, this can be a real downer and start to affect ones health, happiness and productivity. If this applies to you, you should be looking for ways to get your productivity back on track and get inspired again.

Are you functioning at your best percentage? Are you high or low? Are you hot or cold? Are you connected to your source? You need to recharge. 


We are all somewhat different when it comes to how we respond to stress, depression and little morale. You have to discover what recharges you.

I have come up with a personal checklist. A list to always know how charged up I am so that my battery (my passion) doesn't become too low (before I die). 

Inspiration Checklist

I am learning to use this inspiration checklist to find my way back to staying inspired when I get low in any way:

  • Am I in the present right now? 
  • Am I connected to others in love, and am I connected with my values, my mission, and myself?
  • Am I grateful right now?
  • Have I prayed as much as I should?
  • What position have I placed God right now?
  • What am I doing right now - Learning or creating, giving or receiving, living or dying? 
  • Am I in charge of my emotions?
  • Do I have access to my creativity?
  • Is my heart light, unburdened by my own heaviness and self-absorption?
  • Am I smiling? (at this point, I definitely should have a smile on my beautiful face)

I might lose my cool once in a while, but I know what to do to get back into the present, reconnect, give thanks, improvise, and laugh at myself.

Another thing is when I'm with other people (like in a social gathering), I will maximize the time. I will try to make the best of it and connect with people. But at the same time, I will not fail to spend time alone and recharge my battery.

It's not just about getting inspired, we have to remain inspired. 

No matter what is happening, staying inspired is the ultimate lifestyle. Unless our lives are recharged, our minds are renewed, and our souls are fed - we will at some point during each day cease to work effeciently, like a dead mobile phone or powerless laptop.


The surest way to recharge yourself is to plug in to a source greater than you. Stay connected to God.

I hear Him say: You can’t stop now. You’ve come too far. Take a deep breath. Recharge. Remind yourself of how strong you really are. And keep going.

Meanwhile, I either need to get a new battery or a new phone. Until then, I just have to make sure this particular one is plugged in and charging.

Happy New Week.
November ends today. Yipee!
And tomorrow is December. Double Yipee yipee!

Did you get anything out of this gist? It is too long, shebi? Please share your thoughts in the comment box below. :)

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P.S. The entry for the giveaway (Frances' book) will be ending today. Click here if you missed it.

P.S.S. I'm taking a 7-day break off the blogosphere. There will be no post till next week. I need to recharge. Don't miss me. *hugs*


Written by Nwamaka Ajaegbu 
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