We all get up, eat, work, run errands and occasionally eat out, see a movie or do something fun. But oftentimes, these fun activities can become as taxing as the rest of our responsibilities, as fitting in “fun time” can seem as much of a task on a list as anything else.
So how can you replenish your brainpower? I’ve come up with a method that works for me.
On any given week (even though my schedule is no longer very structured or predictable), there are usually two days that I have a large chunk of free time. I’ve been trying to be more cognizant of how I spend my time during these hours of autonomy, and considering how I consequently feel.
I’ve come to realize that the best method for replenishing my brainpower is to spend one day outside and with friends and to spend the other working on my habitat and my surroundings.
Chores don’t always have to be mundane
No matter how much or how little you work, there are always the mundane tasks like laundry, vacuuming and dishes that are not much fun, but if you do them in conjuncture with rearranging, sorting and beautifying your space, they seem more significant and less mundane.
Additionally, spending a day getting your environment clean, orderly and comfortable goes a long way in improving your level of brainpower! When my room is clean and organized, I even sleep better!
Reduce your stress levels
Additionally, if you spend the other day you have free (or morning, evening, whatever) outside or with friends, you’re less likely to be stressed out about those tasks piling up, and knowing that your next day will be spent addressing them, it’s easier to focus on having fun and checking out.
An added bonus is that spending time outside biking, gardening, hiking or boating is fun and healthy activity! You’ll feel accomplished at the end of the long day.
This is the method that works for me, but everyone replenishes their brainpower in different ways. What works for you?