As you may have heard me mention before, I’m not a morning person. It takes me a while to wake up even when I’ve had a full night’s rest, which doesn’t happen that often. So I do a few things during the day to help recharge and get refreshed for the rest of the day.
The first thing I like to do is ease into the morning in a quiet spot. While the girls are still upstairs getting dressed, I like to have a few minutes to check their school folders and sign any paperwork due. I have a favorite room in the back of the house that’s great for quiet morning time.
Once the girls come downstairs, the hectic day begins as we hurry through breakfast and then rush off to get them to school on time. Once back home, my son is wide awake and ready to play. He’s really active and doesn’t like to sit still for long, so a lot of days I like to take him to the playground or pool. It’s hot here in the South and the sun saps a lot of our energy, it seems. By the time we get home, my son is ready for a long nap.
By this time, I’m tired too! I’ll admit that most days I want a nap just like my son, but I always have a lot of work to do and my son’s afternoon nap is a great time to get it done. So I’ll take a few minutes to relax and do something fun, like work on an order of cookies or read a magazine.
Just having that short, quiet, stress-free period of time really helps me prepare for a couple of hours of hard work in the afternoon.
I’m always looking for new ways to recharge and refuel during the long Summer days. How do you recharge in the afternoons? Any great ideas?
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