I know this thought is simple, but I’m going to say it anyway.
Do what you love everyday.
Life is filled with activities that drain us. While it’s impossible to fully ignore some of these responsibilities that may be draining in nature, we must still remind ourselves (everyday) and participate in activities that fill us as human beings.
For me, writing is this outlet. Whether I’m blogging, writing in a moleskine, or typing up a quick thought, I find myself being refreshed in the act of processing thoughts. Another thing I try to do each day is to spend a few minutes each morning refocusing through prayer. Simple yet profoundly impactful.
Doing things you love provides a practical environment for life refreshment. I choose to not view these things as “disciplines” in my life. Rather, they are things I simply love to do. While it may take some discipline (or at least, initial reminders for yourself on your calendar) to get to a place where you just do it because you love it, the goal is lifestyle.
Don’t have time? You’re way too busy then. Life is too short not to do the things that nurture your soul and give you perspective.