Are you in need of recharging your batteries, due to feeling drained? You may feel drained energetically from stress, physical or mental exhaustion and so on. And therefore may be in need of re-energising or as referred to here, in need of a recharge of your batteries, figuratively speaking. There are a number of ways to recharge one’s batteries depending on one’s personality and what is of interest to them.
We live and we learn for nobody knows it all.
In this era of enlightening and awakening and so on, it might still be news to a lot of us that common sense is still not common. A whole lot of us still do not know a lot stuff about a whole lot of things, myself included of-course. Then again however, this is perfectly normal and all part of this journey called life, for nobody knows it all. We live and we learn.
The moment you stop learning, I would suppose, generally speaking, that the inevitable end would most likely have taken place. There are however, always exceptions to every rule. Nonetheless, we generally stop learning when we die. No human being knows it all, we learn every day, and as we live as social beings that we are, we are constantly communicating with those around us via verbal and non-verbal means.
Listen to your body signals to determine if you are drained or stressed out etc.
Verbal communication is pretty obvious but with respect to non-verbal communication, I am referring to our eye contacts or lack thereof, body languages such as our composure, gestures and so on. We respond to these signals irrespective of whether or not we are consciously doing so, it is just a part of normal everyday life. In same vein, we react consciously or subconsciously to our body signals. It is never a good thing when we ignore signals of our body being tired, stressed or drained.
We should be conscious of the signals or communications from our own bodies to us, which would enable us, understand, what it is exactly, we may be feeling. You may feel drained and not just by-physical exhaustion from work, vigorous exercise and so on, but mentally drained. The current global situation can do that to a person. Even just the fact that our freedom of movement and association and so on has been curbed in some way, although we know, it is for our own good. It still does have some adverse effects on us.
People need to listen to their bodies to know when to clock off and do some thing(s) for ourselves to feel refreshed, ready to tackle our huge to-do lists. This is different for everyone, all some people may need to do is to get a good night’s sleep and they will be refreshed with everything in perspective and so on, others may need to work-out like crazy and break a sweat. The battery recharger may also be a combination of different things, I really think it depends on the individual and their personal interests, as no two people are the same, what works for one person may not work for another.
Focus on being positive irrespective of what is going on around you or in the world in general.
Some of us already had germaphobia before now, hmmmm…Let us just say that these are trying times and we all need to find ways to calm ourselves down and focus on positivity. Meditating is a great way to accomplish this, reading literature, start a new hobby, getting our news from reliable sources and trying not to dwell too much on the news as well, which can be quite gloomy.
Basically, focus on positivity regardless of the scenario for there is always a light at the end of every tunnel. We need to stay sane by listening to our bodies, and knowing when we need to reset, recharge our batteries, and reel it in, stay grounded, or center ourselves so as not to lose it.
Do what makes you happy, to recharge and keep you in a good mood and high vibes.
We should know what to do, to make ourselves feel better when we feel out of sorts from being cooped up indoors, stressed or over-worked, whatever the case may be. This is where recharging one’s batteries come in, and not just ignoring the signals that we may need a breather and instead continue to keep going, on auto pilot.
Whatever the case may be for you, regardless of how hectic your schedule may be, you really have to try to make time to energize, refresh or reset yourself for better mental clarity and overall wellbeing. You would need to do something for yourself that you really and truly enjoy. Something that makes you feel good and pretty much de-stresses you.
Be creative, the little things count.
This may be a little tricky considering the lockdown in a good part of the world. Where it is best to stay indoors for the safety of ourselves and others. But then again, this is where some thought and creativity would have to come into play. Perhaps, all that may be required is to slow down just a tiny bit and appreciate the little things around us. Try different things and see what works best for you.
For me personally, it is so very nice to sit in nature or go on a nature walk and enjoy the peacefulness of it all. Seizing the opportunity to get some fresh air. Watch the tree branches sway in the wind and all, or perhaps, just sit at the beach and generally enjoy the out doors. It is so refreshing and a great energy boaster.
It is also very nice to sit on ones balcony, enjoy the scenery and get some fresh air. It is even all the more enjoyable when it rains. I love rain like no mans business, no joke. It is awesome to watch the rain pour out from the sky. The burning heat a distant memory for the moment, and of course, the air gets a whole lot freshers, which is simply amazing. I sit and just try to watch it pour and drink my nice hot coffee whilst also entertaining my toddler lol. If you are a parent, you know what that is like, I need not say any more, you definitely get the picture.
On the other hand though, I feel like I am still instilling in my little one, the values or the awareness of the pleasures that can be derived from the little things in life which all add up to make life full and a more pleasurable experience whilst at the same time recharging my own batteries.
We all need to show love to ourselves. This will better equip us to show love to those we care about. We should use this period of staying indoors as a time of self-reflecting. Bonding with our loved ones, whilst keeping our thoughts and prayers with those on the frontlines, working to keep the rest of us safe.
Irrespective of what is doing on in the world, we have so much to be thankful for. So if you do ever feel drained, recharge your Batteries. Live in the moment and stay healthy and safe.