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Recharge Your Batteries

Recharge your Batteries

Sometimes we need to recharge the batteries

As you dash through life’s challenges and cross things off your ToDo list, one thing is bound to happen.  Your mental batteries are going to run down.  Just like your cell phone, every so often you have to give it a chance to charge up.  Here are a few great ways to get your brain back to full power.

MUSIC – For me, music is a great stress buster.  If you plan an instrument, sit down and just run through a few songs.  If listening is more your thing, sit down with your iPod and headphones for an hour of un-interrupted music time.  This is one of my favorite activities during plane flights and helps to ensure I am going strong when I arrive at my destination.

Television – I know, everyone is down on television, but when it comes to unwinding, it can really do the trick.  Sit down, kick your feet up and watch a few of your favorite shows.  Heck, you can even mix in a few episodes of “Toddlers & Tiaras” or some other show you would never admit to watching.  Most importantly, don’t feel guilty about it – just relax and give your brain a breather.

Write -  This can be a great way to do a brain dump.  If you have tons of things you need to get done, sit down and write them all out.  Once you have them all on paper, it is much easier to make a game plan and you won’t feel so overwhelmed.  If you are the creative type, spend an hour putting together a short poem.

Go Outdoors -  Find a nice quiet place – maybe your backyard or a nearby park – and just sit there and relax.  You can bring a book, your headphones or just yourself.  People watching can be a very fun and relaxing activity.  Nothing recharges your batteries quite like some time outside on a nice day.

Staycation -  Treat yourself to a “staycation” – kind of like a vacation, but you stay at home.  Turn the ringer off on the phone, log off the computer and just relax around the house for a weekend.  Rent a movie, order pizza, read a book – do all the things you might normally do on a vacation.  Just do it from the comfort of your home.  With no packing and hotel bill, you will have plenty of extra money and time to spend!

Next time your brain’s energy meter gets down to one bar, take a few minutes to put it on the charger.

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About Larry Lourcey

Plano portrait artist, Larry Lourcey, holds the designation of Master Photographer awarded by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in 2007.  Several of Larry’s images have been selected for the prestigious PPA Loan Collection, including an image displayed at Imaging Asia in 2005. While Lourcey is most recognized for his black and white photography, the breadth of his work includes vibrant photo paintings, Polaroid transfers, and photographic collages.  He derives his inspiration from master painters like John Singer Sargent and Edgar Degas, while embracing the bold styles of more modern greats; such as Pino Daeni. In his free time, Larry enjoys trying to find free time. Follow him on Twitter as @larryphoto

About Larry Lourcey

Plano portrait artist, Larry Lourcey, holds the designation of Master Photographer awarded by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in 2007.  Several of Larry’s images have been selected for the prestigious PPA Loan Collection, including an image displayed at Imaging Asia in 2005. While Lourcey is most recognized for his black and white photography, the breadth of his work includes vibrant photo paintings, Polaroid transfers, and photographic collages.  He derives his inspiration from master painters like John Singer Sargent and Edgar Degas, while embracing the bold styles of more modern greats; such as Pino Daeni.

In his free time, Larry enjoys trying to find free time. Follow him on Twitter as @larryphoto

Comments

  1. For me the best way to recharge is reading :) I use it as some sort of award. So everytime I have done some work, I allow myself to read some blogs and forums. I do that because I would read the whole day, if I am allowed to ;)
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  2. “To sleep, perchance to dream”

    Get enough sleep. And dream.

    K

  3. Toddlers and Tiaras, you caught me! Glad I can finally come to terms with that! Actually, I think getting out in the sunshine is what helps me the most.

  4. “For me, music is a great stress buster…” Me too Larry. Music is what I love. It really relaxes me. I think it’s a great way to wind down and clear my head.

  5. A great post from a fellow photographer! I like the TV ideas too, but even more I like the “staycation” idea even better!
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  6. More good suggestions. I bet it takes it’s toll editing all those photos!

  7. Christine Lee says:

    Great suggestions! I like how you approve of TV, because I think it really works!

  8. Katie Lambert says:

    “Find a nice quiet place – maybe your backyard or a nearby park – and just sit there and relax. You can bring a book, your headphones or just yourself.” I like this idea! In fact, people watching is a great way to wind down too :)

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