In my last post, I talked about learning from elite athletes. They really dial in the Stress + Rest = Success formula. They also have very specific rituals that help them to recharge their batteries mentally and emotionally for big games.
How are you recharging your batteries for your big performances?
If you were about to take a long flight, I can guarantee that you would take extra steps to ensure that your smart phone is fully charged. Why do most of us put more energy into recharging our digital devices than we do our minds, bodies and spirits?
While we all need to sleep to function well physically, how we recharge our batteries mentally and emotionally is unique. Some people recharge by being around people. Some recharge by closing the bedroom and bathroom doors and taking a long bath. For some of you, exercise is energizing. When you are close to burnout, it’s because you take on more of what drains you and stop doing things that recharge the spirit. I am a big believer in the long weekend or vacation as a method to recharge the batteries, but the reality is these things just don’t happen enough to keep you going over a long year. What I am advocating for are a few small activities each week that will give your nervous system a positive jolt. For me, golf, singing loudly, morning writing and spending time with my partner recharges me.
What about you? What are you most in need of?