Have you recharged your batteries lately?
I use rechargeable batteries in my office a great deal, mostly AA batteries.
But, that is not what I’m talking about.
I mean charging your own internal batteries. Relieving your stress. Re-energizing your self. Breaking away from everyday life for a bit of relaxation.
We all need to recharge our internal batteries from time to time. We need a break. If we don’t take the time to get such a break, we will burn ourselves out and will not be productive in our work or in our personal lives.
Basically, taking a break in a far away place is what we all need to do this. Doing nothing is a big part of it. What I especially mean by “nothing” is not doing any of the “regular stuff” that we do day in and day out.
Doing nothing is different for every one of us. For example, I was going to say that we should not cook, and let somebody else do the cooking for us. But, on reflection, I decided that I was totally wrong about that. What about somebody who has such a busy job that they don’t have time to cook, even if cooking good food is something that they are passionate about? To say that they should not cook may be exactly the opposite of what needs to be said. Maybe what would be a recharging experience for that person would be took cook a gourmet feast for their family. Taking the time to cook to their heart’s delight, something that they don’t have time to do on a daily basis. I mean, for a busy working person who stops at the drive through window every night, to take the time to prepare a feast might just be a very rewarding experience!
Where do you think you should go to recharge? The first thought is to go to the beach, especially some deserted beach with no crowds and such. But, for somebody like me who lives near the beach, I would need a change of scenery, not the same scenery that I see day in and day out. Maybe for somebody like me, a few days in the mountains are what the doctor ordered?
The truth is that only you can know for sure what will recharge your batteries. Where to go and do it depends on what you find peaceful, and what you would find different from the daily grind. What activities you will do on your R&R session are also a personal choice that only you can decide.
But, one thing cannot be argued. We all need a little rest and relaxation in order to recharge our bodies and minds. Without it, we will simply burn out.