Almost everything that we use on a daily basis requires the batteries to be recharged or replaced at some point. I know as soon as I get home from work, the first thing that I do is place my cell phone on the charger so that I have enough power to browse social media, the internet or check the news while I wind down at the end of each day. Who am I kidding? One of my two girls usually has my phone watching YouTube kids, playing some kind of a game, or watching a movie. So if you ever call me and you’re sent directly to voicemail, then please keep calling or leave me a message, because my five year old doesn’t answer any of my calls. But how are our we that different than a cell phone, iPad, laptop or other electronic? We have to recharge our batteries on a daily basis as well. I for one, at times, feel as though I’m functioning at a maximum battery capacity of 75% to 85%.
We all have our own ways that help up us recharge our internal batteries aside from sleeping. It may be laying in a hammock listening to your favorite music, hiking your favorite trails, riding your bike, reading an interesting book, or spending time with family or friends. Whatever that one or multiple things may be, everyone needs to find a way to disconnect from their busy schedules to recharge our bodies, minds and spirits.
One of my all-time favorite ways for my family and I to recharge our batteries is by taking our bi-annual vacations to Florida; we go once in the Spring and once in the Fall. There is nothing we love more than completely disconnecting from our work lives and focusing on our family. We spend our time sitting on the beach, watching our two girls play in the sand or in the ocean, watch for dolphins from our balcony, lay out by the pool soaking up the suns warm rays, playing in the swimming pool, riding our boogie boards on the emerald green ocean water, snorkeling for sea shells, building sand castles and we even go “crab hunting” for the little white sand crabs on the sandy beaches in the evening. We also typically go miniature golfing and follow that up with a stop for ice cream. We completely disconnect from our home life, school life, our work families and leave any burdens or worries that may weigh us down at home. We completely recharge our internal batteries.
Now, you don’t have to take a trip to Florida in order to recharge. You just need to find something that appeals to you and/or your family and make it happen. You will not regret your decision and the way your body, mind and spirit feels once you have fully recharged your batteries. So lean back, take a break, and recharge.