15 Great Ways to Re-Energize During the Day
It happens to your smart phone—the battery dies during the day and leaves you stranded without your favorite gadget, cut off from the world. But it also happens to you—your energy gets drained during the day and leaves you demotivated, uninspired or short-tempered.
Keep this list handy and pick your favorite recharging activity from it whenever your energy level drops. You’ll see: your battery will get a boost and carry you through your day.
- Be outside
Go for a walk or a run and enjoy the air, the sun and the weather.
- Read something pleasant or inspiring
It helps sometimes to deal with something completely different.
- Slow down and do one thing at a time
Observe how good you can be at things if you focus.
Do your favorite exercise and enjoy the rush.
- Take a nap
Even fifteen minutes will work.
- Be silent and give your thoughts some room
Go for a walk, sit in a quiet place, take a bath, meditate.
- Have a good conversation
Listen actively to someone you care about.
- Change your point of view
Depolarize by trying to find three good arguments for their point of view.
- Show compassion
You can’t rescue everyone, but you can put yourself in their shoes and appreciate their struggle.
- Imagine something new
Find a solution for something that bothers you.
- Ask someone for help
You always help others; let them show their gratitude.
- Fix a small nuisance
Because it feels great to finally change that light bulb.
- Let go of something
Things in your closet, your bad habits, stuff you don’t need.
- Meet a new person
Hi, I have seen you a few times here and I wanted to introduce myself.
- Perform an act of kindness
Help, compliment, make peace with, listen to, or invite someone.
- Enjoy (!) a meal
Just good healthy food, you, and – maybe – a nice person to talk to.
What these activities have in common is that you will feel great and re-energized after any of them. They are the feel-good, do-good alternative to eating a bag of chips when you feel down and they work so much better.
Add your favorite recharging activities to this list and make a point of picking one every time you feel your energy drain away.
experience5 is a consultancy for customer and employee experience as well as value‐based leadership. The firm operates in North America and EMEA. experience5 also operates mybalance.net, an online tool for Life Balance assessment and improvement. Bringing over two decades of leadership experience to experience5, founder and CEO Stefan Osthaus is also a sought‐after keynote speaker and the author of The End of Work-Life Balance.