Friday Five: Recharge from Work

The work week can be very draining. This is true for anyone regardless of the type of work. I’ve found there are a few ways that I can recharge my batteries during the evenings, which also double as something to look forward to during the day.

1. Exercise: I’m not talking about anything major. Go on a walk. Take a bike ride. Throw the ball with your puppy. I’m lucky in that I can ride my bike down to the river walk in the neighborhood and take an evening stroll along the water.

2. Grab a treat with a friend: My best friend works at a restaurant so our schedules don’t always work out to hang out, but this week we were able to catch up two nights over something sweet. I can’t think of a better way to talk about life than while holding a “love it” size cup of chocolate ice cream with M&M’s from Cold Stone in my hand.

3. Read: A book, a magazine, a blog, anything really. Take some time to yourself and escape to another world or discover some new inspiration. Who knows-you could find a great project for the weekend!

4. Write: I get compliments on my handwriting all the time and I proudly tell people, “Thanks, I practice.” No, I don’t sit around and write the alphabet over and over. I write letter to my friends. I jot down my thoughts. I even write out most posts before I type them. It’s therapeutic to me to just sit and get it all out.

5. An evening with family: I’m blessed that I live so close to so many family members. One of my uncle’s and my dad’s parents live in the same neighborhood as us and another uncle’s family comes ┬áto visit a lot so family nights happen pretty frequently. We always have a blast together and it’s very relaxing.

How do you recharge during the week?

Keep Dancing,

Cayla

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Inspired…Or Not?

The week before Spring Break: In theory, it should be wonderful. In reality, it’s awful. Everything that has been scheduled to get done before Spring Break is procrastinated until this week, well at least for me. Thankfully, this year that is not a very long list. And with only one test this week it is pretty smooth sailing.

However, I am desperate for this break. My school work, happiness, and productivity need time to recharge. I have mentally checked out and nothing I am trying is helping to revive my creativity. That is, my creativity for school work.

The upside to this week: inspiration in others areas. This seems to be a constant problem and blessing for me. I get stressed in one area and devote myself entirely to a different project. You can see how this would be an issue. For example, I have a test on Wednesday in Financial Statement Analysis. Naturally, my mind tells me this would be a great time to research how to make my blog better. Literally, I’ve spent hours finding ideas.

So while I’m trying to find the inspiration to study for my test on Wednesday the direction I want to take my blog is becoming more defined. Be on the lookout for new posts, especially since I’ve discovered the ability to schedule posts.

Keep Dancing,

Cayla

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