Recharging Your Life
What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think about recharging your life? VACATION. ARIZONA. Those are a couple words that come to my mind. But what if you can’t take a vacation and you need to recharge your life?
Today I want to share with you how to get back on top of things when you feel depressed, apathetic, overwhelmed, or any of those negative emotions that prevent us from taking the action and moving forward on our goals.
Because when you are moving forward on your goal, life feels wonderful. You feel amazing. You feel like you are killing it and that everything really is happening for you.
And when you get stuck or you hit a wall and things stop, you lose momentum. And a lot of times, you don’t feel like getting it going again.
It takes too much work.
You don’t know where to start.
It’s too hard.
You just want a break.
Well, today I’m going to talk about what breaks will be the best to take so you do feel like getting started again.
First, I want you to keep in mind the following four things that will affect the quality of you recharging your life, and then I will share four ways you can recharge your life.
1 | environment
You want to pay attention to your environment. What is going on around you that is slowing you down? Do you have a lot of clutter in your life? Are you constantly bombarded with distractions?
What can you do to make small adjustments in your environment to help you?
2 | health
You want to pay attention to your health. What have you been eating? What have you been doing? What have you been thinking?
3 | mindset
The third thing I want you to pay attention to is your mindset.This is going to be your perspective. This is going to be where you take responsibility for how you are feeling and showing up.
Are you blaming other people for what is going on in your life? What can you do to take your power back?
4 | commitment
The fourth thing I want you to pay attention to is your commitment. How committed are you to getting back up and doing the next thing to start the ball rolling again? Are you able to focus on what is on your calendar and finish in the time you allowed? Do you feel certain that what you are doing is what you want to be doing?
Okay so as we go into the tips, I want you to remember these things because they will help you get the most out of your recharge time.
What is going on in your environment and is it working for you or against you?
How is your health?
What is your mindset?
How committed are you?
Okay. Now let’s dive into the four tips to help you recharge.
1 | time in nature
If you are feeling like you really need a break, consider spending time in nature. Get outside. Go for a walk.
One of my favorite things to do is to get up early and have my coffee out on the deck. Everything is quiet except for the birds. I just sit there, sipping my coffee and I listen to the birds and I can feel my body relaxing.
This isn’t a time to be on your phone. This is a time for you to let go of things that you’re holding onto that you don’t need to be holding onto that you might not even realize you’re holding onto.
Time in nature helps me relax.
2 | meditation
Meditation has so many benefits. If you are tired and all you want to do is sleep, try meditating. I love it because it’s like taking a nap but skipping the groggy part.
Find someplace comfortable where you won’t be interrupted. You can take as little or as long as you want. I like to sit or lie on my bed and breathe deeply.
I start at the top of my head and I relax my forehead, my ears, my eyes. I let my entire face relax and then I move down my neck and my shoulders. My chest, my stomach, my arms. My hands and my fingers. My hips, my legs. I go into detail on my feet again. My ankles, my heels. My arches and the balls of my feet, and then my toes.
I picture negative energy being pulled away from me and new white energy filling me up.
I get up slowly, wiggling my toes and opening my eyes first.
I love it because it makes me feel amazing and ready to tackle the remainder of the day.
Meditation helps me let things go.
3 | exercise
Another way to recharge your life is to exercise, or move your body. You can combine this with your time in nature and really recharge.
Our bodies are designed to move and when we move and we get the exercise we need, we feel better. When you are looking at exercise as a way to recharge yourself, you want to make sure it is something you enjoy doing.
I do yoga and I have a stationary recumbent bike. In my yoga practice, the instructor often says, ‘Challenge yourself, don’t strain yourself.’
So when you are working out, remember that. Do it because it feels good. Don’t do it because you think you will be a better person. You’re already good enough.
And don’t pressure yourself to workout if you are hating every minute of it.
If you don’t want to workout, find another way to move your body.
Exercise helps me clear my mind and it energizes me.
It’s a win-win.
4 | think
Okay this is the last tip I have for you today. If you want to recharge your life, spend time thinking.
Now, a lot of you aren’t going to want to do this.
I mean, think about it. You’re burnt out from being a mom and you’re not moving forward on your goal. The last thing you want to do is to sit and think about it.
But thinking about it is the way to get beyond it.
You have to understand why you’re burnt out in the first place so you can prevent it the next time around.
You have to know what your obstacles are so you can overcome them and keep moving forward.
This is not the time to go shopping. This is not the time to dive into a book.
That is avoiding the issue.
This is you sitting with your notebook or even just a cup of coffee. You can do this when you are in nature. You can do this when you are meditating. You can do this when you are getting your exercise.
The important thing is to make sure you are doing it.
Thinking helps me figure out what’s working and what’s not working so I can fix it.
That is it. Leave a comment and tell me which one of these you can’t wait to do!