We all encounter times when we feel drained, burnt out and have little energy. We may feel discouraged about a particular situation and just to put it simply we feel BLAH as if our batteries are drained! I think it is important to know how you are fueled and what refreshes you, so I thought I’d share some of the things that refresh and encourage me.
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life: When ever I’m feeling down all it takes is even 5 minutes away from the chaos to be alone with my Heavenly Father and talk with him to lift me back up. Usually I know I haven’t talked with Him when I am feeling down, so this is always my #1 to turn to when I need encouragement.
MUSIC: I really think I was supposed to be musical (sing, play an instrument or something!) I love music, all kinds and whenever I need energy or to feel refreshed I can put my earbuds in and it will give me an instant boost!
Researching: I love to learn so if there is a topic I’m particularly interested in such as natural hair, I go online and read about. It’s something I love so learning more about it puts me in a good mood.
Reading: It’s Reading. It’s awesome. The End. 🙂
Going To The Movie Theater Alone: This is one of my favorite things to do, especially during a matinee. I’ll more than likely be the only one in the theater and its just relaxing to kick my feet up(don’t tell the employees:) and enjoy a great film!
Writing: It’s Writing. It’s awesome. The End. 🙂
Girl Time: I am a true introvert but hanging out with my friends can not only be refreshing but also encouraging! Just getting together having girl talk and talking about life or just being silly always gives me energy.
My Little Sister: I know you might beg to differ, but I have the BEST sister in the world. She’s hilarious, we are complete opposites on so many levels but she gets me and I can always be myself around her!
Building LEGOS: This is a new one! I was recently at Barnes and Nobles and saw a child playing with LEGOS and I thought “That looks fun, I want some!” So I bought them along with a new book and when I get home I started building and it turned out to be surprisingly relaxing and it really cleared my mind up and aloud me to focus.
Well I shared my list with you. Maybe these things might not float your boat, but take some time to think about what or who refreshes you, so when the stressors of life try to attack you know exactly what to do to bring peace back into your world!
I love you and Jesus loves you more!