Why You Need to Take Time to Restore, Release and Recharge

We are carrying enormous loads at home and in the workplace. The coronavirus isn’t making it any easier. Life takes a toll on every single one of us. Stressed, tired, and rushed has become the description of life in our country. So many of us are totally exhausted, have too much to do, and have too little time.

Here’s what I want you to take away from this article today: you are body, mind, and spirit. Your family, your life, your work, it will all come to a grinding halt unless you discover your key to sustainable renewable energy. You need to restore, release, and recharge.

First, you must rethink the concept of balance between your personal/home schedules and your professional life. Most people tend to assume that being out of balance is the cause of energy issues because conventional wisdom says home time is restorative and work time is draining. In reality things aren’t so black and white. And we know that truth more perfectly now as most of us have been home for months!

The wrong kind of home time can be crippling. Think of endless diapers, screaming teenagers, empty refrigerators, piles of laundry, or a needy spouse. You experience a teeter-totter of energy ups and downs in every part of your life whether at home or work.

So how do you find your restore, release, and recharge?

First, let go of the mindset that you can reach a constant state of total control. Only God can initiate perfect balance. Give Him your schedule and commit your home time and your work time to Him. He can expand and balance what you will never be able to stabilize. He alone can restore you.

Next, replace your vision with a new plan of managing your energy flow inside the framework of what is important to you—at the time. By reframing the challenge this way, you are replacing an unsolvable problem (sustaining a work/life equilibrium state) with a big payoff: never running your energy batteries on empty. Release your iron grasp on the details and focus on doing what brings you joy.

Next, take time to recharge. Read scripture, worship God, listen to music, take a walk or a bubble bath, do something to recharge your body, mind, and spirit. I take a walk every day. I do it to stay healthy, to see something other than the walls of my house, and to recharge myself.

What are you going to do to restore, release, and recharge?