I am very excited with my 52 Lists right now. As of my last 52 Lists post, I am officially caught up and on schedule to finish these out on the weeks they should be done. And this excitement fits perfectly with this week’s 52 Lists theme: The Ways You Are Energized.
There’s many ways to feel drained, tired, etc. And each one requires something different to pick you back up and get you going again. I know it does for me. And I do my best to make it happen, but sometimes we all need a little help or a little push to get heading in the right direction.
The Ways You Are Energized
Quiet Time – Sometimes I just need to be alone and focused on my own little head space to get back to myself. I get overwhelmed and need a timeout. It happens. (I’m a mom, I can’t help it!) And after a little time to myself, I am ready to get back to my family and give them what they need.
Sleep – Ok, this one is pretty obvious. I am generally not a fan of napping, but sometimes you just need an extra boost for your body’s energy stores.
Driving – I find driving relaxing and a great escape. It’s fun to just pick a direction and go. This was also how I taught C his left and right by letting him choose which way to go. We just love to go out for a bit when playing outside isn’t really an option and enjoy that we aren’t in the house.
Reading – What better way to charge up your mind than to escape into another world with a book? For me, it helps to escape the world and be part of another one. Your imagination gets a good workout following along with someone else’s writing and I love it!
Food – Other than the obvious need to give your body energy, I find that food also brings about a social energy as well. It’s nice to sit down as a family and enjoy a meal together. I think we get lost sometimes just plopping down in front of the TV or being on different schedules. So I like to make time for us all to sit together whenever we can. It helps bring us together.
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