Recharge your Batteries

If you spend all day running like I do, juggling family, work and commitments that you took on because you thought they were a good idea t the time, then you probably need to recharge your batteries. It’s hard to be creative when you’re running on empty.

Here Jeffrey Baumgartner suggests 10 way to boost your creativity. For me numbers 9 &10 are most important.

‘Stimulate your mind by reading as many books as possible.  And exercise your brain by arguing with people (among other things). ‘ I don’t argue with people, LOL, but I’m always exercising my brain. If I don’t I get restless and seek out stimulation.

Maybe what you need is more time to do the things you really want to do. Here Michael Stelzner talks about time management skills for writers. And Annette Young talks about planning your writing day.

Maybe it is time you took one afternoon a week, just to do what you want to do — write that book, plant that garden, see the new exhibition at the art gallery.  Perhaps it is time to take a course in something completely frivolous that you’ve always wanted to do like making stained glass windows, quilting, or rock climbing. If you’re like me, you don’t have the time, but wouldn’t it be good to have one thing to look forward to all week?

How do you recharge your batteries. Me, I indulge in books and magazines about beautiful houses. Sigh.


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2 Responses to Recharge your Batteries

  1. I have to say that picture looks absolutely gorgeous. Very inspirational. Recharging for me = reading, napping, and watching movies/tv. But I’ve missed the beach, so may have to make that more of a priority :)

    Thanks for the links.

  2. Rowena Cory Daniells

    Hi Eleni,

    I grew up on the Gold Coast, so that picture looks like home to me. I always feel more comfortable near the sea.

    Think we all need a little time out to recharge.

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