FINALLY. My rebrand is complete.
It wasn’t easy.
It wasn’t fun.
I am very blessed for the fact that at this point in my life, stress is a feeling I rarely feel.
UNTIL LAST WEEK. Trying to jump the last technical hurdle of rebranding my blog caused me to feel stress, and it was REAL.
It was all worth it though – because now I have an online space that I’m very proud of.
Also – a lesson of life was reiterated to me during that week of stress and I want to share it with you, so I got some blog material out of it too! Every cloud.
(I say reiterated because it was something I already know – but it’s funny how you can easily forget these things and the universe will send you a reminder at the perfect moment, right?!)
So the lesson was the importance of staying in tune with yourself and understanding when your body is telling you that you need to stop and recharge.
You know – reset your energy, because there is just WAY too much going on and it’s making you feel out of balance.
We’re human. Built like machines. And no machine runs at optimum capacity 100% of the time – they all need a little maintenance here and there.
Like when your phone starts playing up – every now and then you gotta press, hold and do a soft reset to bring it back to life.
Some signs that you may need to recharge
If these symptoms hit you out of nowhere, and they’re not something you normally deal with (and I pray that you don’t) then that’s a good sign that it’s time for you to press, hold and reset on your energy.
I experienced pretty much all of these symptoms last week. Until I decided to take control of my wellbeing and give my mind, body and soul exactly what they were asking for – downtime.
How to recharge and reset your energy
To recharge means to stop, breathe and schedule in some downtime to reset your energy.
How you do this comes down to personal preference, to be honest. What’s relaxing for one person may not be relaxing for another.
So do what you like – as long as you’re relaxing, you’re doing great.
I personally base the activity I do to recharge and reset on what’s caused me to feel I need to do it in the first place. For example, if I had fallen out with someone and I was overthinking the situation and feeling super anxious about it – I’d definitely involve meditation and some journaling in my recharge routine.
Rather than clearing my mind, this particular case was more about switching off altogether! So I did some yoga in my living room, and then I took a hot, steamy bath complete with my favourite essential oil blend (conveniently called ‘Stress Free’!) and some Himalayan pink salt to soak up all that negative energy.
I also watched an hour of TV. When I watch TV, I find it helps me to zone out and stop thinking about things I need to do, so it was perfect for my stressy blog rebrand week.
I took a break from my phone and social media for the evening. And most importantly – I made sure I was in bed early so I could catch up on some much-needed zzzzs.
Sleep is essential to a good energy recharge, of course. I recommend reciting your favourite affirmations (here’s mine!) as you nod off. I’m currently listening to Joseph Murphy’s The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (audiobook, Amazon link) and he says the best time to get your subconscious to take in a message is just before bed, when you’re sleepy.
The one essential ingredient to a good recharge
You can do whatever you find relaxing, whatever helps you to switch off, clear your mind and disconnect. It’s totally up to you. HOWEVER – there is one rule:
You need to be alone.
Sometimes, the sole reason for needing a recharge is the fact that you’ve spent too much time around other people’s energy.
We absorb that stuff, you know. It’s contagious.
Think about how many times you’ve been around someone who is giving off really negative vibes and energy and walked away with negative feelings yourself. (For more on dealing with negative people, read this post.)
If you happen to have an energy vampire in your life, that can be super taxing and draining on you too.
And it’s not just other people’s negative energy – it’s other people’s energy in general.
I have a strong sensitivity to other people’s energies – good or bad, I can feel them instantly. If I ever have to get a train that’s packed with people, I often feel like I need to do a reset when I get home. It’s just too much for me.
Energy is everywhere and other people’s energy really can affect our own. So it only makes sense that the best way to heal our own energy is to do it alone, with no outside influences to interfere.
Alone time is amazing anyway. If you’re not on board with it yet – get on board.
The first step to true self-love and attracting great relationships into your life, is creating a great relationship with yourself. Which means loving your own company.
A good relationship with yourself will also help you to quickly recognise when your mind, body and soul are yearning for a recharge. Feed them with that much-needed solace. They will thank you – trust me.
After my recharge last week, I woke up with a clear mind and a refreshed attitude. And I managed to sort the technical issue out and complete my rebrand – all by myself 😀
Quick list of activities that can help you recharge
To clear the mind:
To switch off:
A long soak in a hot bath
Zone out to some TV (Friends marathon anyone?!)
A long drive with some good tunes
A walk/light jog
List-making (gratitude, achievements, things that make you happy etc)
Meditation shower (visualise the water washing away any negativity and stress)
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Hope you enjoyed the post – what’s your favourite way to recharge? Let me know in the comments! xx
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