Hello friends and welcome back! Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to unplug and recharge those batteries of mine. It’s always so important to remind yourself to slow down once in a while, and unwind.
“Disconnect to Connect” -Anonymous
Starting with my favorite – Reading
I’ll be honest and admit that I recently picked up reading again a little over a year ago. And ever since, I’ve really enjoyed going to the book store and picking up a book or two to feed my soul with whatever is speaking to me at the moment. We’ve just entered March, and I’m halfway into my second book of the year. Setting my phone to the side, and reading a chapter (or a few pages) a day gives me a quick sense of the rest I need, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
Currently reading Preach To Yourself by Hayley Morgan
Now, I find this one very important – Social Media Breaks
At the beginning of February, I took a very much needed break from Instagram. What was only supposed to be a weekend thing, ended up turning into an entire week’s break, and it felt so nice to disconnect from the media world. In order to disconnect and catch a break to reflect & and get re-inspired, a social media break is crucial, especially if you’re an influencer. Consuming so much of other people’s lives can sometimes lead to false assumptions & realities, and it’s always nice to remind yourself of your “why” and your purpose. If you’ve never had a social media break, I strongly recommend you take one every once in a while. You’ll come back feeling better than ever!
I’ve mentioned this a couple times already, but quiet time in the mornings helps me focus & silence all distractions trying to steer me in the wrong direction. Journaling, meditating, praying, reading a devotional or the word, is an awesome way to start the morning. Set your phone to the side for the first hour or two, and enjoy a little quiet time to yourself before starting the day.
Pursue Your Passion/Pick Up a Hobby
We get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we sometimes forget to pursue that passion or hobby of ours. Find the time to pursue what you love, or pick up a new hobby if you don’t already have one. I love everything photography, so I really enjoy getting creative with shooting content and editing. Maybe you love to run marathons, or maybe you enjoy painting, whatever “sparks joy in your life”, do it! This is a great way to release those daily worries and stress.
And last but not least- Have a “YOU” day
Go on a coffee run by yourself, take a walk around your neighborhood, or go on a hike with your spouse or a friend. Find the beauty in simplicity. Whatever that looks like for you, take a day for yourself and spend your day worry-free and do something you’ve been longing for. Weekend road trips and brunch dates with my mom are some of my favorite things to do when I need a little pick-me-up.
If you made it this far, I hope you enjoyed this post! And remember,
“You can’t pour from an empty cup”
May you find the time to unwind and may you have a wonderful week!