7 Ways To Recharge Every Day

Every day is different for everyone, some days are just too much to take though. Relaxing eases stress, helps relieve anxiety, depression, and sleeping problems. Some of us don’t recharge enough or de-stress enough to get the full results of the act. 

When I get home I have a nightly routine (not so much a morning routine, I’m not really a morning person) and I don’t know what I’d do without it, I’d be totally lost. If you don’t have an evening/night routine I highly suggest you look into it. 

Anyway, when I unwind I watch a movie, paint, or read. I don’t check emails, scroll through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or do anything that can be done during “business hours” by doing this I keep a work-life and home life balance. I keep things simple. Some nights I’ll have a lemon tea because it gets colder at night and you’ll find me huddled up on the couch with my fleece blanket.

Why Recharge Every Day?

Recharging isn’t just for electronic devices and cellphones, this tiny little habit may help you live longer as it reduces stress. You’ll feel better, you’ll be more creative, and another added bonus is it’ll help strengthen your immune system. 

It’s important to keep your focus and mind right every day, whether you need to read a book, take a bath, or do a brain dump (such a weird phrase), or just watch a few episodes of your show. 

I personally listen to lo-fi tunes when I am trying to relax in the evening. The sounds are all different and you never know what will come out next but they’re interested and keep my mind occupied instead of running through my to-do list for the next day or the things I’ve done today.

7 Ways To Recharge Every Day:

  • Take a drive – it doesn’t have to be hours on end just a short 15 or 30-minute drive may help soothe you. I wouldn’t recommend doing this in the middle of the rush hour though,
  • Somedays you just need a day to recharge, ask your boss if you can have a mental health day. Most companies will let you use a vacation day for this but I am not too sure about a sick day.
  • Turn off your cellphone! This is a huge one for me. Whenever I’ve had too much social media, drama from social media and friends (Facebook) I like to turn off my phone for a few hours (yes I said hours) the silence is relaxing and it stops the need to be present in every single conversation, which is also a relief.
  • Journal – I know this is so cliche but hear me out. You get all those thoughts that are rolling around in your head on paper so they don’t bug you anymore. You can look back later at maybe you’ve actually solved a problem for yourself without even knowing. 
  • Lazy Sundays – I LOVE a lazy Sunday! I can do whatever I want with no rush, hassle, or urgency of any sort. I do meal prep on Sunday but that to me is relaxing, just in the kitchen for a few hours; just me and my glass(s) of wine. 
  • Take a nap – if this is possible it always helps me, I usually wake up better than I went to sleep. This might include a power nap of only 20-30 minutes. I wish I could do power naps but my naps are like 2-3 hours long. Naps also help in creativity too. So it’s like a two-for-one!
  • Color – yes that might sound childish but adult coloring books are on the rise these days. I have several. Over Christmas, my boyfriend surprised me with one of the pictures from the trip we took to West Virginia a few months ago that just so happens to be a paint by number! How cool is that, he did good! There are about 29 different colors to work with but at least everything is numbered and yes some of them are microscopic so I may cuss a little but it’ll be worth it.

The trick is to find something that resonates with you, if one of these suggestions stresses you out then take a bath rather than coloring or go for a walk rather than taking a nap. That’s a plus too because you’ll be getting your steps in as well (sorry I recently got a new FitBit and I am a little obsessed with my steps and heart rate at the moment).

Some times routines are great for recharging but I’m not so great at routines as I’ve previously mentioned. Do you have a favorite way to relax during the day, week, or month?

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Leslie

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38 thoughts on “7 Ways To Recharge Every Day”

  1. I love this! I always try to recharge every day! My favourite ways are reading, journaling, and spending some time into nature! Thank you for sharing this post! 😊

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  2. I try to always take Sunday off my work and if I can manage, I don’t even do errands or chores that day. It’s a rest day from morning til evening and so incredibly helpful! On a weekday, my recharge time is when I’m able to pour a mug of tea or glass of wine and read for hours in the evenings. It’s my favorite time of the day!

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    1. Reading for hours sounds amazing with a glass of wine or tea. My routines differ a little but they’re all pretty much the same, as I need them. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I think it’s the kid in me that loves to color and doodle although I can’t draw a stick person. I like going for drives or listening to the rain which it’s been raining here for 2 days now.

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  3. These are all great tips! I really need to be better about turning my phone off and taking lazy Sundays. I always feel like I have so much to do and so much to keep track of!

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    1. I know how you feel recently, it’s like it all stacks up at once. That’s why at least a few hours away is always a great idea. I’d lose my mind without a small amount of “me” time.

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  4. I think everyone of us has some special things which do recharge us. We are all so different and unique, yet, all humans.
    You have good suggestions, except, I’ve never liked napping. I feel broken after that, so I always keep going until it’s bedtime.
    It’s probably also so that these things which recharge us change with age.
    being older simply makes one enjoy laziness more, however, I still always do something.
    My recharge is my daily job which is art and painting, reading every night, I love real books, working outdoors, digging in the soil and being in a quiet outdoor space with only nature sounds around. I prefer silence to any music very often, that helps having clear head and avoiding any stresses. I’ve spent more than 35 years in medical research which required always to do something else, like art.
    I suppose this is helpful for those people who look for suggestions. Certainly, good post.

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    1. These are awesome suggestions! I’d like to get back into art but I can’t seem to fit it into my schedule, I love doing paint by numbers on a canvas, it’s amazing how it turns out. There is nothing that compares to be outdoors, I absolutely love that too. Thank you for sharing your suggestions!

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    1. oh yes, a podcast is my go-to on a long drive. I’ve driven a couple hours before but I was relaxed when I got home. I only go that far when something is weighing heavy on my mind.

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  5. Coloring and lazy Sundays are my saving grace. I’ve just started to get back into journaling. Hopefully, I stick with it this time because I know it’s very beneficial.

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    1. I’ve just got back into journaling regularly myself. I’m running out of coloring books, I haven’t stocked up in awhile. I’m glad you’re getting your self care in.

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    1. Naps are so amazing, some people don’t like them but I have about 4-5 work hours in me then I need a refresh. It’s just how I am wired. Enjoy that next nap!

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