It is as important to learn how to refuel as it is to be sure that you are getting your responsibilities done throughout the day and week. It is important to find and understand what you need to refuel. Both extroverts and introverts need to be social, an introvert refuels when they are alone at home, an extrovert refuels when they are out and being social. We spend so much time depleting ourselves with the stress of work, family, finances and the emotional stress that we experience in a day. Refueling is vital to your ability to regulate and manage our stress, think clearly and to over extend ourselves and become exhausted. When do not refuel, we are more likely have poor boundaries, lose our cool make irrational decisions and stay stuck in unhelpful cycles.
There is no right or wrong way to refuel, everyone has to find what works for them. Some people refuel with alone time when they are reading or planning their week. Doing things like yoga, running or walking is another way that is great for some people. Going out with friends or visiting someone close is another way that people can refuel.
I encourage you to spend time finding what makes you refuel this week. Try a few things and see what makes you feel rested, it is more than just sleep, although getting 7-9 hours of sleep is necessary for resting, but be mindful we still need to refuel.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!