3 Ways to Recharge

We live in a fast paced world. Our decisions and life often keep us busy…too busy. If we don’t take time to recharge, the result may be…

                …less than exceptional work.

                …broken friendships.

                …burn out.

                …isolation.

                …exhaustion.

We can stretch ourselves too thin if we’re not careful. So we need to find ways to recharge. It might be 10 minutes by yourself. An extra drive around the block to gain a couple more minutes of quiet time. Turning off the TV. Running. Playing the piano.

The recharging methods can vary for each of us based on our personalities, gifts, interests, and season of life. Some of us get rejuvenated by spending time with other people. Others of us crave time alone and need that time to recharge. Today I’m going to share three of my current ways of recharging, relaxing, and recuperating.

Reading a book.

I love to curl up with a good book. I usually prefer to read fiction books, especially historical fiction, because a great story helps me unwind and relax. Occasionally I will pull out a memoir or inspirational book.

If you have a book recommendation, shoot it my way!

Riding my bicycle.

I finally bought a bike a couple of weeks ago because, well, it’s time for me to start exercising regularly. It’s a fantastic way for me to exercise, get outside to enjoy some fresh air, and clear my head.

Getting away for a day.

Taking the back roads, traveling, exploring, and going on adventures is a way I love to recharge. It may not be practical or easy to get away to the beach for a holiday, but it’s pretty simple and inexpensive to plan (or not plan) a day trip. Sometimes I take a thirty minute drive to a small town to the east of where I live and explore the shops of the downtown area. Some Saturdays I’ll take a longer drive to a place in Oklahoma or north Texas. I might meet a friend or go with my family. We might window shop, visit a museum, or enjoy lunch together. It doesn’t have to take a lot of money to go, see, and explore the places closest to us. You never know what sights you might see, who you might get to meet, or the adventures you’ll go on.

Get out and hike the trails. Visit locally owned stores and restaurants to support small business owners. Find the uniqueness of a city or community and soak it in. Visit a state or national park near you and enjoy the beauty before your eyes.

What are your favorite ways of recharging and protecting against being pulled in too many different directions? I would love to hear from you!

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