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Episode 83: 4 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries During the Holidays

December 22, 2015


Hope that you have wonderful plans for the holidays.

This will be my last show for 2015. I can’t believe that 2016 is just around the corner and with it a whole new year for guests and topics for discussion.

In the mean time ,I would like to reflect on the idea of using the holidays to recharge your batteries, whether you are an educator or not, the holidays are a great time to put some new umph in your focus or spark in your step.

There are many ways to do this, but today I am focused on what I call:

4 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Holidays



1.      Spend time with your family

a.      I think that the best way to spend the holidays is with your families. Our jobs take us away from each other too much, therefore, now you should take extra time to do those things that reconnect everyone.

b.      There are some many different ways but one of the most important ways is making time to just talk to one another.


2.      Do something just for you

a.      Do you have that book that you have been saving or that project that you want to start or finish? How about that special fishing hole? Whatever it is now is also the time for doing something just for you. Think about it, you know that you have been putting something off that you would like to do, so do it now.


3.      Do something for someone else

a.      I’ll bet you know someone from church or your neighborhood who can’t get out to see the lights or go shopping or just would like to have a visitor now and then. These is a great time for stepping out of your comfort zone and spend some time with someone who would really like the attention or the chance to interact with others. Try it. You will make them feel wonderful!


4.      Get some sleep

a.      Throughout the year, we stay up late, or fail to get the sleep we need and if you are like me you promise yourself that you will get that needed sleep soon. Well get some sleep now. Take advantage of the opportunity to go to bed at a decent time or get up at a reasonable hour. Why not schedule a nap or two.


The holidays are a great time for recharging your batteries. I have listed four ways.

Do you have more?

What ways will you recharge your batteries?

Best wishes! See you in 2016!

Length: 14:22

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