So often recharging is seen as a luxury, something to enjoy after the work is done. I disagree.
Recharging is not a luxury. It is fuel for your productivity.
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Fuel for your motivation – when was the last time you reconnected with your ‘why’ – your purpose, the reason you do what you do? Are you working to create a lifestyle that allows you to spend more time with your family? Then spend some time with them this weekend and let that fuel your drive to create more. Working to transform lives within your community? Spend some time with those you are working for, or spend some time revisiting someone whose life you have helped to transform. Reconnect with the thing that first sparked your passion and purpose.
Fuel for your energy – what recharges you? What do you find energising? It might be time alone, time with certain people, going for a run, reading a book, drinking water, being outdoors, quiet meditation or loud, crazy dancing in the kitchen.
Fuel for your inspiration – what gets all your creative juices bubbling? It might be the same as the above, or it might be something else entirely. For me, immersing myself in other people’s ideas and creativity does wonders to spark mine. Spending time with artists, reading fiction, listening to poetry, watching TED talks, for example.
What fuels you? What will you make time for this weekend? Let me know in the comments below.
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I recharge by going for a walk in nature, spending time with friends, or meditating. Drinking a tall glass of water also does wonders. To get my creativity flowing there’s nothing like looking at my knitting and sewing books, or looking into my yarn and cloth stash! So many things to knit and sew, and so little time!
What a great list Cilla! Thanks for sharing. It’s amazing what a difference something as simple as water makes isn’t it? Enjoy recharging!