Tuesday, March 24, 2015

4 Ways to Refresh & Recharge.

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been having a weird couple of weeks. I've been somewhat balanced between being super stressed and stupid happy at the same time. When I'm teetering more on the stressful side of the spectrum, I make it a point to hit my mental 'refresh' button, and recharge my daily routine. This is especially necessary at the beginning of the week, i.e. Sunday night when I'm about start another crazy work week. When life gets hectic, these tips help me transition into another week with a clean slate:

  1. Take time to yourself - Sometimes to hit the refresh button on our minds, we need to completely unplug from the outside world. Turn your phone off. Drop a Lush sex bomb into your tub and take a hot bath. Make a cup of tea. Start a new book. Start a new television series. Take a nap in a sea of quilts. Meditate (and by that, for me, I mean lay motionless on your bed without falling asleep and just be). Take a walk. Run by the water. 
  2. Create - Turn any negative energy into positive energy by using your hands to make something new. Take photographs. Concoct a handmade cocktail. Paint a canvas. Work on a scrapbook page. Make a dream board. Write up a bucket list. Start a blog. Write in a journal. Whip up a fancy recipe from Pinterest. 
  3. Clear your space - A cluttered space is a cluttered mind, so clean it out. Go through your closet, remove every item you haven't worn more than once in the last six months, and donate it. Throw away old, crumpled receipts forgotten in your handbag. Delete duplicate photos from your camera roll. Go through your desk drawer and throw away dead pens. Recycle half full water bottles rolling around in your car. 
  4. Talk it out - Sometimes I just need to vent to the people who love me, or at least do a really great job at making me feel like they do. Set up a margarita date with your best friend. Or a coffee date. Or a tea date. Whatever strikes your fancy, really. Call up your family and have a rant sesh, or set up an appointment with a therapist. Trust me - been there, loved that. Sometimes talking to someone with a complete unbiased opinion about your life decisions can be truly eye opening.

What do you do to mentally refresh and recharge? 






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