Thoughtful Thursday – Recharging Your Batteries

batteryYou’ve probably guessed it from past posts and blogs, but I’m a Type AAA personality, always on the go and with every minute of every day planned. Why? It’s the only way I can get everything done!

Of course, that kind of constantly being on the go can be really draining at times, so I was so looking forward to my writing retreat with my friends! We met in Las Vegas and it was wonderful!

Long mornings and late nights working on our books, talking about possible plots, synopses, you name it. Breaks for luscious dinners and some shows. Even a trip to a spa that’s already going to make it into a book, along with the whole Vegas locale.

The change of pace and the focus on just a few things – namely writing and my friends – really helped to recharge my batteries and I feel totally ready to tackle both some old and new projects that I had been struggling with for a few weeks.

So, if you’re feeling like you’re in a rut or can’t seem to get past an obstacle, take a moment and try something different. Take some time off and do something you would never think to do – like a few hours at a spa! Or visit with some friends and share ideas, like we did. I know it worked wonders for me and I hope it will work wonders for you!

3 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursday – Recharging Your Batteries”

  1. It’s the scheduling that helps. When I worked my husband figured that I was putting in 100 hours a week and I still had time for bridge club, exercise classes, ALL of our daughter’s after school activities (track, jazz band, plays, etc.), genealogy research, and, of course, reading. Since I retired…. I don’t have time to do anything any more!!!

  2. Sounds like you had a great time, Caridad! Recharging is so necessary. I try to do something once a week, if I can. I get really stressed easy so I need to break often. But I don’t need a long one. Short is the key for me. And simple can work– like spendiing time at my local coffee shop with a couple of writer buddies works wonders too. I also do yoga when I can fit it in. It helps so much with the stress.

  3. When life get to be a bit overwhelming, I head for Pigeon Forge, Tenn. I go see a few shows, relax without worring that something needs to be done, and enjoy eating out. Don’t you just love to occasionally eat something you didn’t have to cook? Then after a few days, I’m ready to face whatever life throws at me.
    We all need to do that sometimes in order to keep our sanity. Have a great day and hugs to all.

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