I remember taking a quizlet at a Homeschool Conference years ago to determine how best to avoid Homeschool Mom Burnout. One of the aims of the quiz was to point out to us moms where each of us found her best true "down time." And, then, of course, we were all encouraged to have no guilt about indulging prudently in whatever this was.
For some it was going out and spending time with girlfriends. Some needed the peace and pampering of long tub soaks ~ away from the crowd. Quite a few loved to lose themselves in books. Some needed to be in tune with nature. Plenty loved to go shopping, of course!
My problem was that I couldn't fit myself completely into any one of those re-energizing niches. The idea of every one of them appeals! But, I have to be in the mood; any one of them wouldn't be the ticket for me every time. (Though time alone with my wh with a pint of Guiness on Billy Goat Gruff's patio in Ouray comes very close.)
But, I've found the one perfect thing that I can access at any time, which does combine and nurture all the above interests, and is perfectly relaxing to me, though somewhat addicting.
Well, yeah, of course, it's blogging. As a non-stress pastime that enhances my other vocations and interests, it fills the bill nicely. If I could only somehow connect it with exercise, it would be the perfect hobby.
How do you re-energize? (Is coffee part of your routine, like it is mine?)