10 ways to recharge
10 WAYS TO RECHARGE
Are you feeling burned out, stressed, lethargic, over-worked or just out of whack?
Well, worry no more. Here are 10 ways to recharge. 10 ideas to help put a spring back into your step.
1 – Have a good laugh
Laughter is good medicine and the harder you do it, the greater the effect. Have you ever laughed so hard that your stomach hurts and your facial muscles were exhausted? Rolling around in outrageous laughter will give you a fantastic physical workout.
2 – Learn to say ‘No’
This is a difficult one for many people. Sometimes we lack assertiveness and think we have to meet the expectations of everyone, or we feel guilty or ashamed. But limits and boundaries must be put in place or burnout and resentment will set in. Saying no keeps you focused on the main thing.
3 – Have a night out.
When the local takeaway owner knows your regular dish, you’ve watched every DVD and know them word for word and you’re even bored of Facebook, then you know it’s time to get out of the house! Do something different. Get some fresh air in your lungs.
4 – Get fit, take a walk
Do some exercise. Being ‘fit’ essentially means being able to perform well physically, and for some it means being able to ‘fit’ into your clothes. Either way, improving your physical condition will make you feel much better about yourself and will give you a boost.
5 – Find an outlet
Find an outlet for the things that wind you up and cause frustrations, and be sure to do it regularly — it’s a key way to effectively handle stress. It may be dancing, social gatherings, worship or just having a good old shout at a football match. Just do whatever it is that helps you offload excess emotional baggage.
6 – Do away with negativity
By eliminating negativity from your life you’ll automatically recharge your batteries. Negativity destroys the mind, the soul and your general wellbeing. Come back to Philippians 4:8, ‘whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.’
7 – Eat your five a day
These form part of a healthy, balanced diet. Here are a few good reasons to eat them; they taste great, are packed full of goodness, help with digestion, reduce the risk of illness and are low in fat and calories.
8 – Take a stay-cation
Turn everything off and relax at home. Staying home is the new way to holiday! So read a good book, unwind and take a bath. Don’t forget to make use of a Sabbath day of rest too.
9 – Change your routine
Get away from it all. Sometimes the only way to clear your head is to get away from everything and everyone! You can’t beat a holiday when you know your body and mind needs to rest. Be sure to factor it in. Get it planned; it can make all the difference just to know that it’s coming!
10 – Sleep!
Take a power nap and/or get a good night’s sleep. Power naps are known to quickly revitalise people and should go hand in hand with getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep is vital if you want to be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced and full of energy!
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