Recharge your batteries and take a break! You need this every so often. How do you know you’re due for a break? Sometimes you’re in a rut and don’t even realize it. Maybe things seem more difficult than usual, or you’re lacking enthusiasm. You’re probably in a rut and need a break to recharge your batteries. ‘A break’ doesn’t mean you need to take a five-star trip to Bora Bora. You can always combine a business-y trip with pleasure to recharge your batteries. You can recharge your batteries by simply changing your scenery.
Last month, we went to Ft. Lauderdale. The trip served double duty. Damien was there to train to become a yachtie after graduation next June. (I’m still trying to come to terms with the fact he’ll be leaving in less than a year. But we can talk about Empty Nest Syndrome as we get closer.) Tim and I took advantage and went down with him. I mean, I’m always down to take a trip; especially if it involves a beach nearby. Interestingly enough, I didn’t do anything that I could not have done at home. Doing things away from home always feels refreshing. It helps you to look at activities that have become stale in a different light.
If you’re a runner, a new route always gives you a fresh outlook on your training. Working from the beach or a new scenery make your tasks exciting. You get the drift. I could go on with this forever. However, you don’t need to leave home to recharge your batteries. You can do your daily activities from a different location in your area to recharge your batteries. Check out the list below to help you get out of your rut.
Recharge Your Batteries
- Take A Break: This one may be obvious. Unfortunately, it’s most often overlooked. We love to have a busy schedule. We may even feel unproductive if we don’t have a full calendar. But sometimes it’s necessary to detach. Clear your calendar and do NOTHING!
- Visit Mother Nature: Go for a hike, do yoga by the lake, or go read (a smutty novel, not something work-related) at the park.
- Pamper Yourself: Go get that massage you’ve been putting off. When you feel good, your work output is better.
- Exercise: A good sweat session often gives new perspective on the same tasks that we check off our list each day.
- Meditate: Done regularly, mediation can bring about new ideas. Or, at the very least, calm and center you before it’s time to tackle your day. If you’re new to meditation, Headspace is a great app to get you going.
Sure, it may seem impossible to add one more thing to your list, but it’s
sometimes frequently necessary to switch things up. This may require removing something from that fabulous to-do list. But you will see the benefits when you recharge your batteries. Soon, that to-do list will be something you’ll be excited about instead of just being something you HAVE to do!
How do YOU recharge your batteries?