The Discipline of Replenishment

Recently, I reviewed one of Bill Hybels’ talks from the 2011 Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit. In the talk, Hybels mentions the “discipline of replenishment.” Because of where I’m at right now, the phrase struck a chord.

Hybels says every leader needs to practice the discipline of replenishment. Otherwise, you’ll burn out.

While this phrase is new to me, it’s an issue I’ve been addressing lately. In recent months, I’ve written 3 Steps I’m Taking to Manage Stress Better. I’ve talked about engaging and disengaging. I’ve listed some Songs for the Valley. I’ve reflected on the book, Secrets From the Treadmill. And, I’ve listed Simple Techniques to Manage Stress.

At this point, my basic strategy of replenishment includes …

  • Time with God (prayer, Scripture, journaling)
  • Exercise
  • Rest
  • Play
  • Reading & Personal Growth
  • Diet & Nutrition

What do you do to replenish yourself? How do you practice the discipline of replenishment? Let me know in the comments below!

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