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5 Ways To Recharge Your Body and Mind

Everyone needs to recharge every now and then.

Everyone needs to recharge every now and then. How do you recharge your body and mind? How do you return that bounce in your step? The most obvious answers might be get a massage, go to the beach or go for a hike in the mountains, right. Those things are all wonderful and sure to recharge, but how do you recharge day to day and often with limited time? Find out how at jillconyers.com.


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Good morning. I’m so happy to see everyone again.

It’s time to recharge and feel a boost of energy and a surge of motivation.

You know that feeling. Life is good, but you’re just not feeling that umph that gets you through the day with a little bounce in your step and a smile on your face.

How do you recharge your body and mind? How do you return that bounce to your step?

The most obvious answers might be get a massage, go to the beach or go for a hike in the mountains, right. Those things are all wonderful and sure to recharge, but how do you recharge day to day and often with limited time?

Listen to your positive voice. As Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”  Be aware of your self-talk and stay positive.  Positive thinking can be amazingly powerful.

There’s a reason you feel so good after exercising. Engaging in heart pumping, sweaty exercise for 20 to 30 minutes releases of feel-good chemicals in the brain — serotonin, adrenaline, and endorphins — and has been shown to greatly improve mood.

Visualize yourself accomplishing a goal. Close your eyes and form as clear a mental picture as possible. See yourself smiling and feel how great you will feel. Do this for a few minutes every morning to recharge and get ready for the day in a positive mood.

Spend time every day doing something you’re passionate about. We spend time daily doing things that we just have to do, clean the house, work stuff, etc. Doing the things we’re not passionate about and HAVE to do isn’t so bad if you spend time each day doing what you love. The feelings of doing something you’re passionate about lasts beyond the time you’re actually doing it.

Essential oils can calm, center, and energize you by reducing the effects of stress and mental fatigue. Rosemary, juniper berry, clary sage, and peppermint revive the senses while citrus oils like lemon, orange, or pink grapefruit balance emotions and energize. Add a few drops to a warm bath or diffuser or light a candle that has been scented with rejuvenating essential oils.

Check out Health and Healing on Pinterest for more information on essential oils. I’m loving all that I’m learning.

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[Bonus] Embrace stillness. Something I’ve been working on and finally finding pure comfort and revitalization is just being still. A lesson most certainly learned from the mat that has carried over into an almost daily practice. About 5 minutes is all it takes to feel refreshed and recharged. It may feel awkward and uncomfortable at first but keep trying. It takes time to embrace the complete opposite of our always-in-the-go life.

What recharges and re-energizes you? Have you ever tried essential oils?

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  1. I have to agree – embracing stillness is an issue I have because I feel like I always need to be moving and doing something. Thank you for the reminders of how we can recharge ourselves.

    1. Diatta stillness was so so hard for me. It was a mindset that needed changing.

      Have a wonderful Thursday!

  2. I need to get my hands on some essential oils. I think it would really help me to relax at night and fall asleep better. Where does one buy essential oils anyway? A health food store?

    1. Hi Patty, so far I’ve only bought them at Whole Foods. The options are a little more limited compared to the online companies. I want to learn more about them before I think about ordering online.

      If you’re not quite ready to venture into essential oils Bath and Body Works has a great aromatherapy line. Try the Sleep lavender spray on your pillow. Even my husband likes it.

  3. The smell of lavender help me relax. I play calming music and small lavender. That get me refresh for another couple hours of work.

    1. Hi Kayden. That is my go to relaxing combo right now to recharge. Calm music and lavender 🙂

  4. ALL of the above CERTAINLY happens in my life 🙂 Especially the EXERCISE!

  5. I want to learn about oils, but I feel everyone I ask is just pushing to sell them and isn’t really an expert.

    1. Me too Smitha. That’s part of the reason I haven’t purchased beyond the basics. I need to learn more.

    1. Hi Gina, the passion makes us feel alive and that in itself is a recharge of the body, mind and spirit!

      Have an awesome day!

  6. I really need to learn to recharge a bit. Even if it is just five minutes a day saying some positive affirmations. Thanks so much for the reminder! <3

  7. Whoa do I ever need a recharge daily! I tried essential oils on my youngest when she was a newborn to help soothe her to sleep!

  8. I love all of your tips and could definitely use a recharge! Exercise and goal setting always seem to help me. I’ve never tried essential oils before, but have wanted to!

    1. Hi Melanie, you must try essential oils! I was doubtful at first but now I see what I was missing out on.

  9. I diffused the essential oil from young living called Joy today and it did feel very uplifting! I also like visualizing success, especially when I’m working out. Thanks for the great tips!

  10. Great tips. Im not sure about the essential oils but think I may try them out.

  11. I love this… I have become a huge fan of essential oils! Just a small drop of lavender on my pillow has me sleeping like a baby.

    1. Do you use any oils other than lavender? Lavender was the first oil I tried and now I want to learn more about some of the other oils. Thanks!

    1. Me too Sue! Very skeptical. Now I’m so glad I decided to try them. What oils do you like to use regularly? I have so much to learn 🙂

      1. I use lemon, lavender, frankincense daily. Lemon in my water (great liver detoxifier), lavender and frank in my face moisturizer. I use a blend of lemon, lavender and peppermint for allergies in a roll-on bottle, OnGuard (DoTerra blend) on the kids feet daily for immune support.

    1. Hi Ange. A workout is a cure for so many things. I was just thinking the other day that it is impossible to be stressed during a workout 🙂

  12. I’ve been trying to make time to read for pleasure each day as a wind down that I do just for me.

    I haven’t tried essential oils. It’s so hard to figure out what’s hype and what’s real.

    1. I felt the same way about essential oils. Very skeptical. Now I’m so glad I decided to try them.

  13. Great tips. I totally agree with doing something that you enjoy. If we spend all our time on the things we HAVE to do and not want to do it can get stressful.

    1. Hi Ivanna, It just makes sense and yet we often don’t make time to do the things we love because we’re so busy doing the things we feel like we HAVE to do. I wonder how many of the things we feel like we have to do are really have-to-dos?

    1. Hi Deborah. In my limited experience I was definitely missing out. I put off trying the oils for so long because I was a total skeptic. I’m glad I decided to try them 🙂

  14. I love this! I love how you incorporated it into a daily practice, not just a here and there type thing, because really, that’s how often we need it! All of these are so realistic and doable. And, loVE the Henry Ford quote. Very inspiring and useful post. It’s definitely going to be sticking in my head! Thanks Jill!

    1. I need all the recharging and refocusing I can get right now! Daily practice is a must. Hopefully that will all end with a meeting this morning. Not that recharging will stop but the need won’t be so great!

      Thanks Jess!

  15. I need to do some research on essential oils. I want to give them a try, but need a beginners guide. Definitely going to check out your Pinterest board. I did buy some Cypress at Whole this past weekend, but without doing any research, so I’m not sure it was the right one for me. I do like the smell, so I don’t think it’s a waste. 🙂 Just need to research and experiment now.

  16. Great tips! I love using essential oils. They really are calming (and I have a blend that helps my headaches too!). Getting enough sleep is important too. Something I rarely do, but it is important to help recharge.

    1. Hi Debbie. Sleep. It’s so easy to cut back a little here and there but it quickly catches up with you. I’d love to know more about the oils you use. Can’t wait for blogfest!!

  17. The lavender essential oil is my absolute favorite. It is so calming to me and I feel like it helps to clear my mind! Getting in a good workout and writing/journaling/blogging are my two favorite ways to recharge. I am trying to get better at spending more time in stillness and praying to God.

    It’s so hard to learn to sit still but I think I’m improving! Starting at 5 minutes and going from there 🙂 That is definitely something I need to practice when the family is still sleeping. It feels like all quiet goes out the window then!

    1. Hi Amy. Stillness was a tough one at first for me. Now I can’t remember why it was so hard. That is one of the things about yoga that surprised me the most, learning to be still physically and mentally and loving it! Not even the slightest bit of movement or thought. Who knew I could even do it much less enjoy it 🙂

      Have an awesome day!

  18. I’ve been feeling particularly depleted today so this was great. Two for me to work on are listening to the positive voice and embracing stillness, so tough but very powerful.

    1. Me too Michele. Those 2 were the toughest at first. Stillness I’m good. The positive voice is still a work in progress 🙂

  19. Definitely with you on spending time every day doing something you’re passionate about! <3

    1. Hi Farrah. It just makes sense and yet we often don’t make time to do the things we love because we’re so busy doing the things we feel like we HAVE to do. That doesn’t make sense 🙂

  20. Love this post as I am feeling I need a recharge in between participating in a few challenges! So one of the things I’ve been doing is taking a bath before dinner or before bed. Also, I’m spreading out the workouts (or exercises) so I don’t injure myself. So I may do Core before school, then run at lunch. I NEVER used to do this!! However, as I’m getting older, my body needs extra rest time, so I need to be VERY PRESENT how much I can handle at a time! 🙂

    1. I’m notorious for hot baths 🙂 Have you tried adding lavendar, rose or jasmine oil? It feels so so good!

  21. Lori Musselman says:

    Oh yes! The stillness – so hard sometimes but so worth it.

    1. Hi Lori, stillness was a tough one at first for me. Now I can’t remember why it was so hard. That is one of the things about yoga that surprised me the most, learning to be still physically and mentally and loving it. Not even the slightest bit of movement or thought. Who knew I could even do it much less enjoy it 🙂

  22. Loved this post, Jill! I often turn to restorative yoga when I need to recharge. I’m an introvert, so sometimes I just need to be alone to recharge, too. And a good nap always helps. 🙂

    1. Hi Beth, I MUST have my alone time. Daily! I’ve been wanting to try a restorative yoga class. Maybe this weekend 🙂

  23. I used to be horrible about embracing stillness but these days I use the time I spend waiting on someone at our venue to sit on the front porch and be still. The other day the person I was meeting text that she was running late – I let her know it wasn’t a problem because it allowed me to enjoy 15 minutes that otherwise would have been go-go-go!!!

    1. Things happen for a reason.

      Stillness was a tough one at first for me. Now I can’t remember why it was so hard. That is one of the things about yoga that surprised me the most, learning to be still physically and mentally and loving it! Not even the slightest bit of movement or thought. Who knew I could even do it much less enjoy it 🙂

  24. Right now I am ALL ABOUT visualizing myself crossing the finish line of the marathon feeling GOOD, regardless of time! Visualization (as you already know) can be very powerful. Thank you for the reminder.

    1. Allie you are going to rock that race and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  25. Practicing yoga recharges and centers me, and I’ve been putting some lavender essential oil on my wrists and pillow at night – not sure if it’s a placebo effect, but I feel like I’ve been sleeping better!

    1. Hi Jess. I know there is a lot of debate with essential oils but from personal experience I’m convinced it’s not a placebo effect. Do you use any other essential oils regularly?

      1. Hi! I don’t use any other ones regularly because I don’t know how/for what purpose to use them! Love the lavender, though.

  26. Great tips Jill. Embracing Stillness is one that I really can struggle with. Sometimes a recharge for me is as simple as sipping a cup of tea or going on a walk.

    1. Hi Jen, stillness was a tough one at first for me too. Now I can’t remember why it was so hard. That is one of the things about yoga that surprised me the most, learning to be still physically and mentally and loving it!

    1. Hi Jen, a workout is a cure for so many things. I was just thinking the other day that it is impossible to be stressed during a workout 🙂

  27. These are all great tips Jill! I love the ones about doing something you are passionate about and visualizing yourself accomplishing a goal. I’ll have to keep in mind the one about embracing stillness, I never thought about that…Thanks for hosting!

    1. Try embracing stillness Krystal. I’d love to know what you think. It was tough for me at first.

    1. Hi Kathryn, it just makes sense and yet we often don’t make time for doing the things we love because of so many things we feel like we HAVE to do.

  28. Oh Mr Ford sure had a way with words. Love that quote. I try everyday to say something positive about myself and reflect positively back on the day. Love you idea of practicing stillness. There is so much to gain when we let our body and mind be still. Thanks Jill!

    1. Hi Sam, embracing stillness was a tough one at first. Now I get it and it seems so obvious.

  29. All great tips for things that can be done right now! Will you be sharing more on what you are learning about essential oils? I am intrigued, I have even heard that they make a diffuser that plugs into your laptop- I need to check this out 🙂 Happy Tuesday Jill!

    1. Of course I’ll share 🙂 I have so much more to learn but it’s so fascinating I don’t mind. I know about diffusers but not one that plugs into your laptop. Interesting.

  30. I use Reiki to recharge my batteries (and I also help others with it mainly with Distance Sessions).
    Zazen, Zen Buddhism meditation, is another practice I really like.

    1. Hi Debbie, I would love to know more about how you use Reiki with helping others. That is awesome!

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