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5 Ways I am Refueling My Tank

Filed under: Motivation — by Glenda at 10:35 pm on Friday, August 6, 2010

Man! I have been home for a week now, after an amazing trip and Washington, DC, and I have done next to nothing. After being too busy for several months, my tank was on empty. In fact, after getting home from the airport last Saturday, I slept from 4pm to 10am! Never in my life have I slept for eighteen hours straight!

This week I have focused on refueling my tank:

  • I have slept for as long as I needed.
  • I have eaten and drank when I was hungry and thirsty. Darrell introduced me to Booster Juice. Those are nummy and could become habit-forming!
  • I have vegged on the couch, watching mindless television. Yesterday, with the heat and the air filled with smoke from the forest fires, I managed to veg guilt-free for the entire day! I didn’t have any energy to do anything else.
  • I have spent time with my husband without feeling I need to get back to work. We celebrated on twelfth anniversary on Monday!
  • I have listened to my iPod on shuffle, with the occasional Christmas carol mixed in. I’m a bit surprised by how listening to my own music, which I haven’t heard for a couple of weeks, has really boosted my energy and is getting my mojo flowing again.  ;)

How do you refuel your tank when you are running are empty?

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Comment by Mary McD

August 6, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

I try to recharge in a variety of ways — goofing off on the computer (great for a mini-recharge of 15 mins or so); eating chocolate (15 secs to eat it!); reading a book, especially a spiritual book that makes me think (15 mins – 2 hours); or getting away from the computer for an entire day (the Sabbath is a good day to try and do that for me)… and let’s not underestimate the power of a good vacation! Finally vegging with my family (cards, TV, etc.) is the ultimate!

Comment by Karen Putz

August 7, 2010 @ 5:26 am

I think this post is a sign! I am going to recharge while I’m at the lake!

This is a valuable lesson here about how we occasionally need to veg out and recharge to feel great again. Happy Anniversary to you two! Here’s to many more wonderful years ahead!

Comment by Ceri

August 7, 2010 @ 7:18 am

I let gravity have its own way for a bit!
Lovin your 5!
hoping we can get to know each other a bit!
Ceri… from over the pond!

Comment by Paul Merrill

August 10, 2010 @ 8:35 am

I hope your tank is fully refilled by now.

We have recharged a bit this summer by getting away – even if just for a few days.

Thanks for the remindner of the need to kick back & relax a little!

Comment by Obanator

August 11, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

Wonderful post.
Come to think of it I need to refuel from these stressful days I have been having, I’m so drained. I guess we all need that to be more productive. Nice list. I will plan mine soon.
Working from home has its stressful days. I know that first hand.
When working from home it is really important to get connected to people who share your interests and you can do this through social media sites.such as Squidoo, Flickr and FaceBook. You can gain inspiration and support form other like-minded people who share your interests.

Comment by Melody

August 18, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

I will recommend your blog to my 16 yr old who also has CP; she aspires to be an author as well-and every inspiration is needed.

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