Recharging Batteries

800px-Camara_hpE327_155The daily grind is called that for a reason. Doing the same thing day in and day out can start to wear on you, even if it’s something you love.

So, every once in a while, it’s important to take time and recharge your batteries (figuratively, for life; or literally if you have a camera with a li-ion battery).

While some people recharge with a luxurious vacation, that’s not necessary. All it really takes is to get yourself out of your routine and treat yourself. Take the day off and do your favorite activity, or just take the day off, curl up with a good book and read. All that matters is you’re doing something you wouldn’t normally do and you enjoy it.

I’ve been roller skating a lot lately, and that’s a wonderful break for me and a chance to recharge mentally. I’ll be going on a trip soon. My kids’ enthusiasm and early rising will create fun, but not relaxation.

So, what’s your go to thing to recharge your batteries?

About RJ Crayton

RJ Crayton is a former journalist who now writes fiction. She's reported for the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle, as well as the smaller publications Education Technology News and Campus Crime. She has two published novels, Life First and Second Life and blogs for Indies Unlimited and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. For exclusive content and first looks at her new work, sign up for the newsletter at
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4 Responses to Recharging Batteries

  1. Mel Parish says:

    Travel is my favorite way to recharge. I love both the journey, especially if by car or train, and seeing new places. Recently I’ve also taken up hiking which I find provides a perfect break both mentally and physically from everyday routine.

  2. Today it is stepping away and cleaning. I am cleaning the playroom/sewing room. I have boxes of trims, ribbons and thread. My goal is to sort them out by item and color and box them appropriately. This takes my mind far away from writing and blogging and sets off some other creative juices as I think of what I can create with all these trims.

    • RJ Crayton says:

      Kathryn, it’s wonderful that cleaning is an activity that recharges you! I generally dislike cleaning, so I would love it if I could get a clean house and fill recharged. Definitely, good activity you’ve got for recharging.

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