We have a certain amount of energy that we can allocate towards feelings, work, rest, and refreshment each day. This energy can be defined in a currency; merits. These merits must fit inside the daily budget.
Imagine you have 100 merits each day: Should you spend 20 merits complaining about your coworker…Knowing that you want to spend 30 merits of quality time with a loved one later in the evening? You know that your budget will be exceeded before lunch time with that mindset.
As something arises for us to face, we need to understand there is a cost associated. Taking that break or resting will cost merits; giving that incident, being upset, checking your phone, reliving arguments, or sometimes people drain our merits.
Living a lavish life requires us to be mindful of waste. What are you wasting merits on? Stuck in your emotions about something that bothered you yesterday is wasteful. Checking that Facebook post, responding to that funny meme, searching and liking other people’s false reality on social media is a waste. Social media is a tool and we need to use it wisely.
The more merits we preoccupy with things; the less value we will have in our life experience. You must take accountability for the budget. Using your daily allocation wisely will only create more fulfillment and productivity in your life.
When your account begins reaching a desolate and depleted status, you will begin to feel the effects of having less. You will feel less productive, you can receive appreciation, and a sense of being overwhelmed will take over.
When your account is managed properly others will feel the effects with you. Living for others is part of God’s purpose. You then have the ability to allocate merits to your partner’s needs, the ability to do more at work, you aren’t disrupted by small incidents, you have the ability to put your feelings to the side… You begin to glow. Your account gains more interest and dividends are paid.