recharge your batteries

recharge (one's) batteries

To regain one's energy, liveliness, or motivation through a period of rest or recreation. It's amazing how a short walk in the woods can really help you recharge your batteries sometimes. Companies need to remember that vacations are crucial for employees to be able to recharge their batteries so that they can maintain their productivity.
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recharge your batteries

COMMON If you recharge your batteries, you stop working for a short period in order to rest so that you have more energy when you start working again. After playing in the Divisional Championship, I took a long break from the game to recharge my batteries. He wanted to recharge his batteries and come back feeling fresh and positive. Note: When people recharge batteries, they put an electrical charge back into the batteries by connecting them to a machine that draws power from another source of electricity.
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recharge your batteries

regain your strength and energy by resting and relaxing for a time.
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recharge your ˈbatteries

(informal) rest for a while to get more energy for the next period of activity: You’ve been working too much. What you need is a few days away to recharge your batteries.
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You might be tempted to slob around to recharge your batteries, but doing lots of interesting stuff will make the weekend seem longer - you'll feel more energised and you'll feel that you've made the most of your time off.
uk, said: "Getting your work-life balance just right is sometimes difficult, but it is very important to recharge your batteries.
Alison Couper, of internet firm Expedia, who carried out the study, said: "It is very important to ensure that you give yourself enough time to recharge your batteries and switch off from the working environment.
A: The benefits of professional development and networking--as well as being able to recharge your batteries and commiserate with your colleagues--are practically immeasurable.
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Try to get a full night's sleep to recharge your batteries.
Your company is paying for time off to recharge your batteries and this benefit was awarded to you as part of your compensation package when you were hired.