Everyone loses energy from a certain amount of time—a long stretch of social plans and activities without enough time to rest leads to exhaustion. This means that our social battery is low and needs to recharge. The flow of each person varies: what’s not draining for some, maybe too much for others. The activities, the engagement, whether emotional or social and the demand of others adds to the pressure of living.
It is fine to acknowledge that not all people are energetically equal. The unhelpful habits of using gadgets and news consumption sometimes leads to burnout. Many people experience pressure to be productive and use their time effectively and efficiently. But then, don’t be hard on yourself and give the recharge that it deserves. Please don’t deprive yourself of the hibernation it needs. Here are the things you can do.
Getting close to nature
Nature has a healing power whenever one gets drained. The sound of leaves, waves, and birds chirping is comforting and calming to the nerves. Being alone while outside renews spirits, encouraging us to look on the bigger picture. Additionally, it also helps improve our mood, sleep, and memory to focus. Moreover, it encourages us to look beyond what is in our current lives, recharge, and give another good fight.
Eating in open spaces
Some of us may recharge through food or binge eating. However, did you know that eating in open spaces or dining al fresco gives fresh air for mental clarity. Through this, it increases energy levels and decreases levels of stress hormones in the body.
Long slow walks having nowhere to go
Walking is a main source of cardio that is necessary to be included in our daily routine. and losing your cool. It is effectively helpful in diverting anger and getting back to being a rational thinker.
Books are a great company. It gets us lost into reality, and the characters entertain us. Reading in a place of silence is a great way to recharge. Moreover, we can always get life lessons from here that we can apply in this life.
Spending on yourself
It is not a bad idea to wander outside and treat yourself a glass of beer. Most of us are too focused on the capitalistic quest resulting to overworked and burnout. Mental health comes first, above anything else. Recharge by treating yourself something you are craving for, or you think you deserve.
Sunset has wonderful surprises. Recharging by watching it doesn’t cost anything; it sets every day, no matter where you are. Watching the sunset, it slows down your perception of time, reminding yourself that there is still time. Breathe, take a time out, and fall in love with the sunset-stained sky. The sunset can empower you to regain control of the clock and not be pressured.
Rest is not something one should earn. No matter how hard life gives you, it won’t stop; life continues. It won’t adjust to the phase you want, but it doesn’t mean you must chase it. Timing is everything; there is still time, so get that 24-hour rest or a 3-hour nap. Recharge and learn to divert your attention in prioritizing your mental and physical health. Always remember that where your attention goes, your energy flows.
Thania always felt that she has a sense of duty to write for the people and be always guided by rational thinking, compassion, kindness, and empathy. She is a social butterfly, outgoing and spontaneous who loves experiencing extreme and unique activities. She gets excited on brief sojourns, challenging activities like archery and airsoft, hiking, eating, and exploring places.