Okay, so we might get a bit mystical and hippie-ish here, but well, I’m a water child so bear with me.
Sleep seems like the obvious answer here, but I don’t generally sleep very well. It started when my older girl came, was compounded when my second daughter came, and rendered impossible when my husband got sick. But eh, whatever, right? Isn’t that why caffeine exists?
So, what do I do instead? Well, yoga is always at the top of my list. I love Ross Rayburn for this. He’s funny, he’s a little dorky, and he gives a lot of technical guidance that helps me focus on what I’m doing in that moment rather than all the things that are going on around me.
In a similar vein, I also meditate. Again, I love Ross for this because he has such an amazing voice. It’s not overly deep or seductive, but it’s very calm and comforting. Like an audible fuzzy blanket. His sleep meditations are the best and I never make it to the end if I go with anything longer than ten minutes. Cody Rigsby is also great for meditations, but I tend to save Boo for things like acceptance or gratitude. That boy does not lull me to sleep, sorry.
Another thing that works well for me is getting out into that good old desert sun. Gardening, reading, taking a walk, whatever I have time for. I joke about being solar powered, but it’s not exactly wrong either.
I’m sure there are other things that I do as well, but I think that’s enough for the moment. What are your go-to ways to recharge when your battery has run low?