Most days at 5pm in Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Park there is a steady stream of surfers coming from work in San Francisco to try and catch the evening waves at Rodeo Beach. They arrive in casual dress, get their boards prepped and then jump into their wetsuits. This evening ritual made me wonder, what after-work rituals are there in other parts of the country? Hikes, bike, music, yoga, meditation, drawing, go out with friends? How you do you recharge after work?
We all recharge differently depending on if we get our energy internally or externally. Meyers Briggs refers to this as your “favorite world.” If you get your energy from the outer world they call it extroversion. If you get your energy from the inner world it is referred to as introversion. Try not to confuse introversion with shyness.
There are multiple ways to recharge if you are inclined towards introversion. You can cook, be artistic, meditate, garden, and take a walk. If you are more externally energized, you could volunteer, attend a social gathering or meet friends to hear music. [Read more…]