Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Instant Recharge

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
Life Skills (421)      Happiness (233)      Me Time (37)      Self Care (36)      Self (32)      Time Out (21)      Recharge (3)     


Drinking tea, Relaxing with a cup of tea
Image courtesy of mealsandmiles.com


When things get difficult or stressful, we all need some time out to recharge the batteries. A quiet place to escape to is everyone’s dream, though not always possible, but there are other simple ways we can relax and recharge – and they only take a few minutes of your time.

Here are some ideas you might like to try:

- Make yourself a ‘proper’ cup of tea (loose-leaf in a teapot) or coffee (brewed) and curl up with a good book or some favourite music through a good set of headphones.

- Write a journal entry – something positive and uplifting.

- Draw, doodle or colour-in – very therapeutic!

- Play an on-line game (a fun one, not a frustrating one.)

- Practice spontaneous meditation. You don’t have to strike a yoga pose or light a candle to get into the ‘zone’. Get comfy on the couch; curl up if it feels good. Turn off the TV, pick a spot in the room to focus on (not the dust bunny in the corner, though) and concentrate on slowing and deepening your breathing. Do this for even just a few minutes and you will feel much more relaxed.



Drinking tea, Relaxing with a cup of tea
Image courtesy of wellnesstoday.com


- Go for a drive – it doesn't have to be far. Head in a direction you haven’t been before (away from traffic) and just enjoy cruising, or take your book and park in a shady street or overlooking the local park. Lock the doors, tune the radio to something you love and just chill out.

- Go for a leisurely walk and admire other people’s flower gardens.

- Spend some time enjoying your own garden. You don’t have to actually garden, but just spend some time admiring, touching, smelling and breathing the fresh air. It may be a well-worn cliché, but we do get so busy day-to-day that we forget to take time just to ‘smell the roses’. If you don’t have a garden, seek out the nearest garden centre and stroll around the displays. There’s something about the greenery and the earthy smells that really lifts your mood.



Drinking tea, Relaxing with a cup of tea
Image courtesy of writerscafe.org


- Take a cool shower on a hot day or a warm one on a cold day - or better still, soak in a warm bath.

- Make yourself a natural facial refresher spray. Here are a couple of easy ones:
• Dissolve a vitamin E capsule in 2 cups of boiled water then add the skin of two lemons and steep overnight. Strain into a plastic pump spray bottle.
• Instead of lemon you could steep a green tea or chamomile tea-bag, a piece of aloe vera plant or add a few drops of your favourite essential oil.



Drinking tea, Relaxing with a cup of tea
Image courtesy of blog.omved.com

- We've all heard that moistened tea bags are great for refreshing eyes, but chamomile tea bags are just as effective (and don’t stain the skin like regular tea does).

# Life Skills
# Happiness
# Time Out
# Me Time
# Self
# Self Care
# Recharge
I like this Article - 11
More Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
We’ve all heard about Easter Bonnets, particularly through the song %%Easter Parade%% made famou...
398 views
One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to learn to read signals that our body is send...
406 views
We’re all so busy creating ‘To Do’ lists, trying to fit as many meaningful tasks as we can into ...
285 views
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘Keeping up with the Joneses,’ but just in case you haven’t...
301 views
Although it’s not always easy to describe, there is a definite distinction between fashion and s...
290 views
Have you ever wondered what you will be remembered for after you’re gone? I know it’s not the mo...
155 views
view all articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) on Other Hubs
We know how to take care of our own teeth, right? We also know when something is not right with ou...
3 likes
Some children have a naturally active imagination and storytelling comes as easily to them as play...
136 views
ID: 19558
[ Submit a Comment ]
You've given some great ideas on recharging!
Trending Articles
I hope I can help a friend who thinks he's not living up to social expectations
1716 views
Ever since the new year kicked off, social media channels have been abuzz with "new year, new me...
936 views
You may be passionate about writing but still suffer from writer's block
5922 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
10642 views
Enjoy the simple things - I haven't decorated a Christmas tree since I was a child, but I plan to ...
150 views
When I was a child time seemed to pass too slowly in some situations
94 views
How do you get the right information? Where do you go to get up to date, accurate information that...
87 views
You don’t have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3365 views
People generally don’t want to feel sad or have their feelings hurt
2447 views
Authenticity not only is necessary for true life satisfaction but also having integrity: What you s...
4072 views
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version