Every now and again, we all need to reboot . . . to receive a self-inflicted (required) boot in the butt to get back on track. But, before that can happen, we also need to recharge. And there’s nothing wrong with that, nothing wrong with pulling back a bit, nothing wrong with taking a break.
Sometimes, there’s just [way] too much on our plates—which can, on occasion, take on the proportions of [overflowing] super-store sized carts. And navigating those babies isn’t the easiest.
If a vacation is affordable and doable, taking a week or two to unwind might prove ideal. Out of sight, out of mind . . . out of home, out of reach. Other ways, simple ways? Take a nap. Take a walk, a run. Do something different—visit a new part of town, see a sight you’ve never seen, take the transit if you’ve never taken it or let it take you somewhere you’ve never been, have coffee/tea in a shop you’ve never been to. Have lunch/dinner with a friend. Call someone you’ve not spoken with in a long time. Do something “fun” (something silly perhaps). Sit down and journal. List all the good things in your life . . . itemize all that you’ve accomplished this week.
The list could go on [and on]. What works for me? Walking through the cemetery, feeding the squirrels and chipmunks. De-cluttering. Noting what I want to achieve during the day or week. Recording what I’d like to undertake over the next few months (which may change, but that’s okay).
The gals from the Triple Threat Investigation Agency wanted to share the top three actions/activities that help them to recharge, which is great (often, it’s like pulling teeth to get them to commit to anything outside the business).
- taking Button for a long (long!) walk
- going to a new café/restaurant, sitting by the window, watching the world go by while I enjoy something I might not usually eat
- sailing on one of the tourist-tailored catamarans or sailboats and letting the wind blow through my hair and marveling at how calm/choppy the sapphire waters are . . . and grinning with awe when I sight sea life.
- hitting a sale (I hit them when I’m stressed or happy too, but who doesn’t love a great sale!?)
- finding an audition (to try out or simply to watch)
- calling or meeting with friends.
- jogging or running or lifting weights
- surfing on the North Shore
- trying new recipes or “concocting” my own.
Give it some thought. What would work for you? What might give you that [needed] zap of energy? Then, turn that thought into an action . . . and give yourself that boot in the butt.