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7 Practical Ideas to Recharge Your Soul 

But here’s the truth of the matter.

Margin, peace, joy, and productivity are gained by thinking deeper about fewer things rather than thinking shallow about many things.

4. A Personal Retreat

Quiet is good for your soul.

A personal retreat is a fantastic way to recharge your leadership battery and renew your soul.

It can be as simple as one day in an environment you love, like the mountains or the beach, or a night or two away.

The purpose is to get extended time in prayer, scripture, meditation.

Take time to write down honest thoughts about your relationship with God and where you are at in your life.

Then answer the question, is that different than where you want it to be?

5. A little splurge – something fun

It’s surprising how many leaders have trouble answering what they do for fun.

There’s another group of leaders who know exactly what they love to do for fun but don’t do often enough.

I fall into the second group.

Which group do you fall into?

Let me be specific. Something that doesn’t have eternal consequences connected to it! 😀 It’s just fun, and you would really enjoy it.

It might be simple and only need a few hours or maybe require a couple of days away.

It might just be the thing you talk about most when summer is over.

6. Trying Something New

Most of us are creatures of habit. That’s not a bad thing. We have our favorite music, restaurants, authors, and the list goes on.

Why not read a book from an author you’ve never heard of on a subject you know nothing about but find it interesting?! Maybe try a restaurant you’ve never been to before and order something different from the menu.

Trying something new and different taps into new parts of your brain and brings new life and energy to you. When is the last time you tried something new?

7.Time Away With Family

Vacation. Even just the sound of the word is refreshing and recharging!

Yup, it’s a scramble to make all the plans and arrangements, and you might work a ton of hours the week before you leave, but you know it’s worth it.

This idea is last on the list because you probably are taking a vacation, not because it’s unimportant.

If a vacation is not possible for you this summer or even this year, what could you and your family do to create a “staycation” that is fun and makes great memories?

When you take a vacation, the purpose is not to exhaust yourself and come home needing a vacation. Instead, it’s to enjoy your family, recharge your battery, and make some wonderful memories.


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Dr. Dan Reiland serves as Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He previously partnered with John Maxwell for 20 years, first as Executive Pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, then as Vice President of Leadership and Church Development at INJOY. He and Dr. Maxwell still enjoy partnering on a number of church related projects together.