I search for jazz music on YouTube and play them in the background while I’m working, reading or cleaning.
I pull out a journal or planner and start listing things I want to accomplish in the next couple of weeks or months or for the following year.
I nap. Ain’t gonna lie, that’s my favorite one. And I try to get a nap in at least once a week.
I call a friend and shoot the breeze. Bounce ideas off of them.
Pout myself a glass of wine, sit at the computer and write. Currently working on book #3.
I think it’s very important that we find ways to recharge and that we find multiple ways to do so. We may not always have immediate access to our regularly used tools so we need to be able to go to the next channel and recharge that way.
Today I took a short day trip to San Juan Capristrano. It’s one of the 23 missions here in Cali along or close the coastline that were built by the Spanish missionaries and colonists way back when. And I can’t recall ever having gone to a missionary prior to today, but it was such a wonderful and relaxing experience. To be able to get away from the city for a few hours and enjoy the splendor of natural beauty and historical architecture was just wonderful.
I needed this. This break. These moments away from the demands of life, whether they be demands I placed on myself or that others have placed on me, it’s refreshing to escape.
So I did.
And I enjoyed it. And I felt completely inspired and uplifted just walking among the flowers, watching the few swallows fly by. I felt… rejuvenated.
I needed that. We need that. I can’t think of a single reason why we hustlin’ women should avoid these opportunities. We need these elements in our lives just as much as the next hard working person. And we need to remind ourselves to take those moments to stop, escape and find time rejuvenate. Burnout is not cute or rewarding.