You know that you need to take care of you. You probably do not do it as often as you should. What is it that you like to do in order to feel refreshed and recharged?
Maybe you don’t actually know what you like to do in order to be recharged. I know I really don’t fully know who I am. I am mainly a mom and for a long time I have been a person who has been in pain all the time. I have been a wife and I have been a mom and I have been in pain. There isn’t much refreshing you do when that is who you are.
Today I spent some time with a friend. She has become a best friend. I look forward to our get together time. I love getting to spend time with her.
Today I got there a little early. I read my book. I drank some coffee. I enjoyed just being. I was a bit worn when I got there, and apparently it showed. After she got there, we talked and we ate. We enjoyed coffee. We enjoyed each other. We had a really nice time and by the time I left, I was a new person.
I needed it. I was thankful. I am thankful.
When life has you running around like crazy how do you refresh and recharge? Do you take time for yourself?
I have been making sure to take care of myself but I needed to do something for me. There is a difference between making sure you are taking care of yourself and doing something for yourself!
I have been purposefully making good choices. I have been purposefully making healthy food choices while away from home. Even though I did okay during the holidays, I did let all the sweets and treats get the best of me. I stayed gluten free but I allowed myself to make a lot of bad choices. My body health paid for it. So my word of the year purposefully has been a good choice for me and my whole life! I am making purposeful choices and decisions for my life right now.
This goes along with needing to take care of myself, my mental healthy, recharging, refreshing, and choosing God when I don’t want to (yes there are times I don’t want to do my Bible study but I walk away much better).
I took time to work on relationships today. I reached out to people who I knew had some things going on to see how they were doing and see how I could pray for them. You know one thing that always makes me feel better is being able to pray for others. Talk to them about what is going on and pray for them. Building and maintaining relationships is so important in life! It always has been for me.
Do you need to take some time to refresh and recharge? What are some of the ways you do that? Do you actually take time for yourself before you are beyond worn out? Do you wait to take time to you until you are so burnt out that there isn’t enough recharge time in a year to bring you back?