Relax, Reflect, Recharge

Posted on May 17, 2017
Happy and smiling woman lying on grass

As humans, we need to recognize when we’re out of gas. We don’t have a battery bar on our foreheads telling our kids/bosses/significant others, “Hey, I’m at 7%! I need some time to recharge. I’m fading fast!” No, we have to be the ones who acknowledge when we’re running on empty and need to take a break. And when that time comes, you  need to make sure you know what to do. Here are some ways to relax, recharge, and refocus.

Be Honest

Although we don’t often think of it this way, being honest takes a lot of burden off your mind. Lying and deception can be hard work and come with a lot of guilt to bear. Allowing honest thoughts to flow in and out naturally can ease tension and provide mental clarity.

Know Your Limit

Taking on more than you can handle can lead to resentment. Use time management to help prevent you from overcommitting. Make sure you take time for happiness and love.

Exercise

When it comes to maintaining sanity, the importance of exercise cannot be overestimated.  Exercise can work off tons of negativity and also improves your appearance and the impressions you make on others. Remember, outer beauty comes from inner health.

Eat Well

When it comes to recharging and refueling, the right foods are crucial. Finding a healthy dietary plan will guide you to eating healthy and feel in energized. Try buying and cooking your own foods so that you know what’s going into your body and experiment with new recipes to keep it fun.

Take Time For Yourself

Being alone can give you a perfect opportunity to reflect, relax, and plan without distractions. Manage your time so that so some of it is set aside for yourself, even if it means refusing to do something for someone else once in a while.

Make A Spiritual Connection

Taking time to pray, meditate or develop a spiritual relationship is an investment in yourself. It can give you a better understanding of yourself and your purpose in life, helping you to live more peacefully and passionately without letting petty things disturb you.

Forgive

Learning to let go removes the weight of unnecessary anger, pain, and hatred. If you’re bearing resentment toward someone in your life, now is the time to forgive. It’s more about what you need than what the other party deserves.

Give Back

Giving back is a great way to remind yourself how fortunate you are. Volunteer at a senior home, shelter, food bank, or anywhere you think you can make a difference.

Change Things Up

Doing the same thing all the time can become rote and depressing. Do something you might not ordinarily do. You may find an unexpected passion for scuba diving or art galleries, or you may just learn something interesting about yourself or others.

Quit Toxic Relationships

If you’re in a relationship that’s not making you happy, end it. Focus instead on building new ones, or revisiting old ones. Know when to let go and when to hold on.

What do you do when you need to recharge your batteries? Let us know! We love to hear it.

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