Friday, June 26, 2015
A great way to get energized is through recreation. The dictionary defines recreation as “refreshment of one’s mind or body after labor through activity or play.”64 Think of it as re-creation or the process of being re-energized.
One popular form of recreation is outdoor activities. This includes activities such as bird watching, sailing, hiking, rock climbing, sports, and the list goes on. Outdoor activities often result in sunshine, fresh air and exercise.
Hobbies are also a healthy form of recreation. These could include creative hobbies such as arts and crafts, painting, drawing, cooking, music, photography, collecting hobbies such as artwork, butterflies, autographs and fossils.
Other re-creational hobbies might include reading, gardening, or animal-related hobbies such as beekeeping, dog breading, training horses, and many more. The list is endless, the point is finding a hobby you enjoy and spend time doing it.
Socializing and connecting with others is another way to spend your leisure time. Friendships benefit your mind, body and soul in many ways.
Take care to choose the kinds of recreation that actually refresh you because after participating in re-creation activities, you should be re-energized and better able to meet life’s challenges.