Day 73: Recharge

I’m addicted to my iPhone. I use it to listen to music, take photos, read emails and keep up with people around the world. I use it to tune my guitar when away from my pedal board, take notes, get directions, record videos, read books. I use it to beat my friend Beth at chess and I use it as an alarm in the mornings and sometimes…I even use it to call people. The bottom line?


Anyone that knows me can validate that statement. I’m kind of ok with it. I could be better at pulling myself away from it, but it helps me do things with ease that just wouldn’t have been possible a few decades ago. The only problem with it? The battery.

My iPhone’s battery takes a beating every day and eventually, it crashes out and the screen turns black. Rarely does my phone avoid this during the day and as a result it takes a whole lot longer to charge in the evening.

I think we can sometimes run like my iPhone.

It’s so easy to fill our days to overflowing, extracting every last piece of energy that we have to do the things that we want to do. The problem is, when we really crash it takes an awfully long time to recharge. If I’m completely honest, I feel like I’m getting to a point where I’m taking longer and longer to recharge my batteries because I’m pushing myself all the way to the edge of shutting down. It’s not clever. I think I need to be a bit more efficient with the little energy I do have in order to make it last a little further. It’s much harder than it sounds.


One thought on “Day 73: Recharge

  1. I am a big fan of recharge days. You need enough input to match the output or you do crash and burn! For me, its occasional recharge days spent reading, etc. but also daily recharge points. I’m learning that no matter how busy I am, I need to have some time – even 5 mins – to read my bible, sit, relax, listen, every single day. Im also trying to implement a ‘protected time’ strategy. I am also connected to my phone, which can mean im disconnected from whats going on around me! My protected time is time free from phones, laptops, social media, etc. I find this helpful for recharging 🙂 Great blog Mr Betts

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