What refuels you? What do you do to recharge? As moms, we are giving, giving, giving all day long. Sometimes we are up all night with our children. When I talk to moms about their health, I hear the words exhausted, drained and depleted.
We need to identify and find our source – our source is what we do or where we go to fill up again, to fill our tanks, and to nourish and nurture ourselves. It’s hard enough to find the time to recharge our batteries, but it is even harder to refuel when we don’t know what feeds us. Taking some time to identify the things (activities, people, behaviors) that fill us up and nourish us is vital! We must know our source (or sources) so that we can call upon or visit them often.
Do you struggle to feel recharged? Maybe this blog can help … Here’s a list of things that recharge and refuel, straight from the mouths of moms I’m privileged to know.
- Talking, taking a walk, or going to lunch with a best girlfriend
- Taking a long run, a yoga class, a bike ride
- Taking a bath
- Alone time spent with your partner
- A massage
- Taking a nap
- Getting a mani-pedi
- A weekend away (alone or with friends)
- Going to a movie
- A hike alone or with the family; connecting with nature
- TED Talks
- Doing something fun and whimsical
What do you do to fill your tank? What’s your source? Please share what nourishes you. Sometimes all a mom needs is little bit of time and the inspiration. Happy recharging!
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