Do you recharge yourself as diligently as you recharge your phone? If you’re a go getter who gives 110% to everything that you do, here’s a gentle reminder that not only should you work hard, but also play hard. It’s vitally important to create balance in your life.
It’s perfectly okay to work hard and then play hard. (If that means sleep all day to you…go for it!) You’ve earned this time to unwind and recharge yourself however you see fit. Don’t feel guilty about taking this time out, especially if it’s been a hard day, week or month. You must take that time out to unplug from everything and recharge yourself.
Recharging is exactly what this is about. No matter how positive you might be feeling in the morning, hours of dealing with negativity, stress and constant demands can leave you feeling completely drained…sometimes even by noon!
There are lots of ways to recharge yourself. If you like to work hard, you might want to play just as hard. Losing yourself in some healthy fun is a great way to give yourself a mental boost. But if you recharge best by sitting on the beach, sleeping in or taking a really long nap, then go for it. If you’re overdue for a vacation, plan one that’s relaxing with no agenda and no obligation.
Scheduling or taking some time away from work reminds you why you’re working so hard in the first place. We all want to be able to enjoy the fun things with our loved ones. After a fun vacation or even just a day out and about doing things with your family, you’ll be reminded of this truth and will be that much more motivated to keep working hard and providing for your loved ones. Now, being able to go on a great trip or buy a fun new toy like some new athletic equipment is another great motivator to keep working hard and bringing the money in when you’re not busy playing hard.
Playing is actually good for the brain. So is taking a break from the day to day responsibilities of work and home. It allows your brain to wander and mull things over in your subconscious. So don’t be surprised to come back from a few days of play and vacation and find that you’ve come up with a great solution for that problem that’s been bugging you.
Taking some time to recharge yourself will help you to refocus and renew your priorities.