Today, I am sharing with you how to recharge when you feel drained, after a long day at work or school. I am all about staying productive and working hard to achieve one’s goals. But, I am solely against tiring yourself out to a point where you can’t function or even enjoy life.
So, in this post, I want to share with you how you can recharge your mind and body when you feel tired and drained.
Engage your senses 👂
The first way you can recharge your mind and body is by engaging your senses, in a way that makes you more aware of your surroundings and that allows you to be more present. What we see, feel, hear, touch or taste can also affect our mood for the better. You can choose to light a scented candle, turn on the tv to listen to some ambient music and relax on your couch.
Take a break from technology 📱
The second way to recharge is to take a break from technology. Social media can specifically feel emotionally draining and can take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. So, taking a break from your phone can help you unwind and free your mind from overwhelming media presence. During that time, you can engage in a relaxing and fun activity and this brings me to my next point.
Engage in a relaxing activity 💆♀️
Engaging in a relaxing and fun activity that you enjoy can help you recharge your mind and body. Hobbies have been shown to reduce stress levels, enhance work performance, increase happiness, and improve sleep patterns. It’s also another wonderful way to practice mindfulness daily.
Take a warm shower or bath 🧖♀️
Another way to unwind after a hard day is to take a warm shower or bath. Taking a warm shower allows you to get rid of any negative energy you might have accumulated during the day and also, to relax your muscles and ease the tension. To enhance my bath experience, I love to light scented candles and put on some music. That way, I engage my senses while relaxing in my bathtub.
The fifth way to recharge your mind and body is to meditate. Meditation is a perfect way to practice mindfulness. It allows you to be more present and grounded but also helps manage your stress. It’s an ideal method to clean your mind of unwanted thoughts and rebalance your energy. I know meditation can be tricky, especially for beginners but let me give you some tips.
First, start meditating for 5 minutes or less. With time, you’ll be able to meditate for longer. Second, the point of meditation is not to not think at all but instead, to focus your mind. While meditating, I love to practice visualization and I usually like to put myself in my happy place. I also transform my thoughts into clouds and imagine they slowly shift away while I look at them pass by. This is a wonderful way to calm my mind and relax my body.
Sleep Early 🌙
The last way to recharge when you feel drained is quite simple and that is to sleep early. Most of the time after work I am too lazy to do anything productive so, I always choose to sleep early and wake up at sunrise to tackle the next day in full force..(okay not that early but you get the point). Sleeping is also the one biological way your body can recharge and rest!
How To Recharge When You Feel Drained
In today’s fast-paced world, life can feel pretty draining and tiring but there are some simple exercises you can do daily to recharge your energy and unwind after work. I hope you find this post helpful and I will see you next time🤍!