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(One of my favorite ways to refuel: paint in this watercolor workbook.)


Sometimes I don’t want to get out of bed. I wake up feeling bleh and it just kind of sticks the whole day. Nothing feels fun and I notice I’m eating ice cream. A LOT.

This is how I know my battery is LOW.

And I need a nap,

or a massage,

or to veg out watching Survivor (season two was EVERYTHING),

or get lost in a book (loved Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera),

or I need to paint (Flowers, Feathers and Animal Friends is my favorite watercolor workbook),

or get in some nature.

Ironically, it’s a lot easier to think of things I “should” doing then things I “could” be doing…

So I’m going to do my best to ignore the voice in my head that says… “you should be writing a really profound and funny blog post or, if not that, then editing that chapter of the book, filling the dishwasher, squeezing in a quick Peloton ride, finding out why the12 year old has three missing assignments, doing a lesson from the somatic healing course you joined two months ago, creating copy for that new coaching offer, weeding, calling your sister, ironing all that stuff you just leave in the drawer, calling the City of Portland about that weird tax bill, selling Joy’s cheer shoes that you paid 100 bucks for that she never uses, or trimming Sweet Pea’s claws…]”

And I’m going to make this post short and sweet.

Because I know that if I don’t take some time to recharge the battery, I’ll be grumpy, I’ll eat a lot of ice cream, I’ll have an even harder time getting out of bed or I’ll just get sick and buy a handbag I can’t afford as quickie bandaid that doesn’t actually help in the long run.


The more you give to others, the more you have to give back to yourself.

So what about you?

How do you refuel?

I definitely need some more ideas…