Subscribe to never miss a post >

Weekend Recap: Relax, Recharge, & be Present

Jan 11

Anyone else feel the struggle getting back to work last Monday?

After an amazing Holiday break it was time to get my mind back into work mode and fully recharged.  One of the best things Matt & I did was create 2016 goals and break them down by monthly, weekly, and daily goals.  Our morning starts with a separate little routine filled with gratefulness and goals.  It has honestly helped to create a killer foundation for my day and keep me motivated.  Would anyone like to see a post on creating goals?

Anyways,  since coming back from a long venture on the East Coast visiting family and friends, and then jumping right back into work, my mind has been go go go. Not to mention as soon as we came back to San Diego it has been thunder storming and flooding like crazy!  Matt and I both agreed we needed a weekend with no big set plans, just relaxing & recharging our minds and bodies.

Friday was the first day of sunshine and I was not going to pass that up!  During my lunch/workout break I popped in my headphones, called my sister, and went for an hour long walk all around our neighborhood.  I walked to the beach, through back streets, and up to my favorite spot behind our apartment.


Honestly, sometimes I just need to get outside to clear my head.  This view never gets old and always does the trick to recharge my mind.

Saturday we woke up early, made some coffee/tea (in our new french press!) and smoothies, then met our friends and their (almost 2) year old daughter at the beach for a little recharge & relax time.  I took a few pictures, and of course a few snaps because let’s be real, our friend’s daughter is the cutest.  BUT then proceeded to put my phone away because this time was about being present with our friends, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. You can’t participate in active conversations while your texting/snapping/checking social media.  It just doesn’t work.  Plus it’s rude. Time is precious and I appreciate the time I can spend outdoors and with friends.

The rest of our Saturday was filled with ((fun)) errands, a delicious dinner, and more relaxing.


On Sunday we woke up early, made breakfast, went to church and then ran some fun errands again.   By fun I mean going to REI & Dick’s to start our research on backpacking and camping gear for one of our 2016 goals!  After all that running around we were STARVING, so we stopped by Jimbo’s for a quick lunch.


((Curry Yams & Kale Salad w/ Cashew Dressing))

Later in the afternoon we headed to our friend’s house to spend some quality time with them and see their newborn baby!  It was so great to reconnect after the Holiday’s.

Home at last, Matt & I got in a good workout, I made a bomb Veggie Salmon Pad Thai, we got in some reading, and then passed out!

All in all this relaxing weekend was much needed.  I am ready to start Monday with a BANG!

How do you relax & recharge?


//The Lokahi Sisters//

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Cindy Marr Jan 12 at 3:28 pm

    I know I’m blessed when my girls are successful, healthy, beautiful, and talented. Love the blog!

  • Reply Christa Ziefel Jan 23 at 1:39 pm

    Love the blog. I have a very busy upbeat lifestyle too. By the time that Sunday comes around (my only day off) I tend to focus on me, and do things that I enjoy doing and try to relax. Even though it’s not much time, by the time Monday rolls around I am ready to take on the week.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply admin Jan 23 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you Christa! It’s so important to take some ME time. Sometimes you just have to relax and reconnect with your mind and body. One thing that helps to most is to detach from electronics…they really just suck your energy and time. That’s my biggest problem and something I really try and focus on when relaxing. Go take a walk without your phone! 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous May 15 at 3:37 am

    what a great article, please keep them coming!

    • Reply admin May 16 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you are enjoying it!

  • Reply Klik May 16 at 4:23 pm

    Very good blog. Please read something mine. See you!

    • Reply admin May 16 at 6:06 pm

      Certainly, thank you!

  • Reply Last Minute Flights  May 16 at 5:12 pm

    I haven¡¦t checked in here for a while because I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I¡¦ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

    • Reply admin May 16 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you have enjoyed 🙂

  • Reply Notebook Computers May 16 at 5:12 pm

    I think this is one of the most significant info for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark on some general things, The web site style is great, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

    • Reply admin May 16 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you so much, you kind words mean a lot 🙂

  • Reply Bus Tours May 16 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you so much for providing individuals with an extraordinarily brilliant opportunity to read in detail from this web site. It can be so superb and as well , stuffed with a lot of fun for me personally and my office colleagues to search your blog a minimum of thrice per week to learn the fresh guidance you have. Of course, I am also always happy with the astonishing points you serve. Some two points in this post are certainly the simplest we have all ever had.

    • Reply admin May 16 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you!! I am so glad you all have enjoyed it! Lots more posts to come 🙂

  • Reply Free Legal Advice  May 16 at 5:52 pm

    Well I sincerely enjoyed reading it. This tip provided by you is very helpful for accurate planning.

    • Reply admin May 16 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

    Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge