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Top 10 Strategies to Recharge Your Mind and Body When Feeling Drained

Top 10 Strategies to Recharge Your Mind and Body When Feeling Drained

From work deadlines to family responsibilities, daily life's demands can take a toll on your mental well-being. Not having time is not an excuse you can afford to give here because your mental health is a crucial factor that determines if you can show up for work, family, or even fun things. So, it's essential to prioritise self-care practices that recharge our mind and body regularly.  

Here are the top 10 practical self-care strategies that you can practice even in your hectic life.  

1) Meditate  

You might feel like you've heard this a lot. However, many studies show that meditation is one of the most powerful tools for mental wellness. That said, you don't have to sit in one place with your eyes closed for 30 minutes and try not to think of anything. That's not the only way to meditate. 

There are many creative and fun ways to get the same or similar benefits as offered by meditation. You can try drawing mandalas, sipping a cup of tea without distractions, using props like a Tibetan singing bowl, or counting to 100 breaths. Experiment with a few things until you find a way to meditate that works for you.  

Meditate to recharge your body and mind

2) Get Moving 

In general, people who do physical activities daily are at lower risk for depression and dementia. Movement also greatly contributes to physical health and injury reduction. 

The same logic applies to meditation. Exercise doesn't mean slogging in the gym for an hour every day. Find an activity that you enjoy, whether it's yoga, sports, running, dancing, or simply taking a walk, and incorporate it into your routine. 

3) Prioritise Sleep 

The best way to rest and rejuvenate is to let your brain and body shut down in the most natural process of sleep. Aim to get at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. It is essential for your body. 

If you find it hard to fall asleep, then create a relaxing bedtime routine to help you unwind and ease into sleep.  

Prioritise sleep to recharge your mind and body

4) Go Outdoors 

Have you ever looked at a caged animal and felt sorry for it?  

How different are we other than the fact that we do it voluntarily? Either way, our brain and body are still wired to thrive in the natural environment and not in closed indoor spaces. Getting outside and connecting with nature has so many benefits for our mental and physical well-being, like reducing stress, improving mood, and improving cognitive function. 

So, try making a habit of spending at least 30 minutes a day outside and being closer to nature. If possible, get exposed to some morning or evening sun every day. 

5) Practice Gratitude 

This is a simple 5-minute exercise, but it will make a world of difference in how you see things in life. Practicing gratitude can help shift your focus from what's going wrong to what's going right in your life. Result? Reduced stress, increased contentment, and a better mood. 

Have a notebook by your bed and take a few moments each night before sleeping to write about things you're grateful for, whether it's about a supportive friend, a beautiful sunset, or a delicious meal. Just three things a day.  

Practice gratitude to recharge your mind and body

6) Listen to Happy Music 

Actively listening to cheerful music to improve one's mood can be effective. Be it just nice fast-beat songs or a song with uplifting lyrics, listening to music can help you feel more positive and energetic. 

You can do it in the mornings while driving to the office or any time you feel you need a pick-me-up. If you feel like singing or dancing, then go for it! 

7) No Screen Activities 

Every day, do something without your screen buddy. It could be as simple as eating without screens, reading a book, spending time in nature, or practicing a hobby.  

Constant exposure to screens can contribute to feelings of fatigue and overwhelm. We are always bombarded with messages and notifications that keep us on our toes. Take regular breaks from your devices and spend some time unplugged each day.

No Screen Activities before going to bed

8) Eat More Healthy Food 

Do you crave pizza, desserts, biryani, and more? That's okay. Don't worry too much about cutting out all indulgences. Many resort to comfort foods or exciting foods to cope with stress and other things. Trying to deprive yourself of it will only add to the stress. 

Instead, shift your focus to adding healthy elements to your food. For a while, just focus on eating one fruit a day. Then add one or two vegetables every day and slowly make small changes, like eating whole grains and lean proteins.  

9) Break the Pattern 

Doing the same things over and over again can be tiring and numbing. That's why it's important to break your patterns now and then. You don't have to go on an adventure trip or switch jobs. Do it at small levels, like trying a new hobby, taking a different route to work, cooking a new recipe, or simply rearranging your living space. These minor changes may seem insignificant, but they can bring novelty and excitement into your life, sparking joy and rejuvenating your spirit. 

10) Spend Time with Your People 

Spend time with those people with whom you can have honest conversations and have fun. Having a healthy social circle makes it easy to share your concerns and laughter and to feel supported. This gives you a sense of belongingness, which is essential for your wellness and emotional resilience. Maybe once a week or at least once a month, hang out and have fun to feel revitalised and lighter.  

Spend time with your people to recharge your mind and body


None of the ten strategies mentioned above are difficult to do, and you can always combine a few of them into one activity, like taking a walk with a friend outdoors and listening to music. Doing at least a few of them every day can significantly affect your well-being and revitalise and recharge your mind and body. If you ever need additional support and guidance on your mental health journey, ekincare offers a wide range of resources to help you stay mentally fit and happy. With features such as 24/7 counsellor support, scheduled calls, workshops, and self-help content, individuals can find guidance and tools to navigate stress, improve mindfulness, and foster overall mental wellness. ekincare ensures that support is readily available whenever you need it, empowering you to prioritise your mental health and lead a more fulfilling life. 

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Nivetha Kannan

Content Writer, Silver Oak Health

Nivetha Kannan writes blogs on mental health and well-being topics for Silver Oak Health. She is a professional content writer and is passionate about the field of psychology & personal development. She writes impactful content that brings positive changes in people. Her mantra for life is to 'be curious and not judgemental'.