Our lives and ministries revolve around a constant flow of giving out and taking in. We regularly teach, counsel and care for people, listening and giving of ourselves in the process. This spiritual and emotional outflow has to be balanced with input. Family time, recreation, nature, music, retreating, reading, art, hobbies, sport… all in different ways put something back in our emotional tanks. Getting the balance right in both the short and long term is essential for ongoing ministry and wellbeing. We can become seriously depleted through attempting to ‘run on empty’.
Try this attached resource for use in mentoring. Let me know any adjustments you find helpful.