For me the number one method to recharge my energy is solitude. Solitude is a bliss for a person’s soul. In other words, making a priority to have “alone-time” at least for 1 day each week, it nurtures my mental and physical health.
Also I take seriously the quality of sleep. Literally, I never sacrifice my sleep if it is not a matter of life or death. It is our responsibility to protect our brain from unnecessary causes of exhaustion.
Respect your body
Being actively conscious regarding my eating habits keeps my energy always high. By having nutritious meals that actually provide a joyful experience of flavors and helps my body to function properly. I respect my body’s needs more than anything! For example, I never eat food that makes me feel tired or makes me sick. I never eat red meat or some fruits & vegetables that I can not digest. You see, healthy food is not healthy for everyone!
Focus in quality
I choose wisely my closest friends and never do small talk. Why? Because my time and tenderness is not for waste. When I care for someone, I do care with all my heart. Saving my energy for my closest people, makes me feel richer and always ready to provide the best. So, spending time in meaningless events or meetings, just to fulfill my calendar, is not my cup of tea.
Add Soft Exercise
Another way to keep my energy blooming is everyday soft exercise. During winter months I spend 1-2 hours everyday walking by the seaside or in the city streets. Fortunately, it’s a happy coincidence that my residence is near the Saronic Gulf.
In summer, early morning swimming is a daily habit that keeps me in good shape. Although, I have been an XL lady almost all my life, my physical condition had been excellent.
Make clever choices
A major part of adulthood is the hard professional daily schedule that demands to be on the clock for 8-10 hours. At some point, you choose how you want to deal with this pressing routine. In my case, I put quality over quantity. I prefer to have less projects that pay better than having more clients that pay less. Therefore my work is only a part of my life and not my entire life.
For all these issues that tend to occur in the worst timing, I have backup plans that can support the members of my family in a time of need. Health issues, physical disasters, financial crisis or even unemployment are part of life. Knowing that these unpleasant situations may come at any time, we plan ahead and make room for the unexpected. After all, life is what it is. Just happens. We control absolutely nothing.
Finally, the most important tool I use to save the best energy for better things, is one magical word. The word: NO. Learn to say no to the things or to the people you don’t want into your life.
A brave NO is a disguised YES to a better life. – Areti Vassou
Tell us how do you recharge?
How not to mention that books, music, hobbies, true friends, cats and traveling are the best remedies in the world. Find what brings you joy and let it in your life.
We would love to hear how do you recharge your energy. What are you doing to relax and enjoy life?