To me, refreshment means either slowing down or pausing for a break. It’s taking a deep breath or a time-out from daily routines.
Daily, I like to take a few minutes at the beginning of my kids’ nap-time to pour a glass of iced chai or coffee, grab a bite, and read a book for a bit. Once a week-ish, I’ll try to run out to a coffee shop and read, write, or both. I also find it super refreshing to meet up with a friend, sans kids :).
When life is busy and overwhelming, I try to be intentional to do little things that fill up my soul–early morning walks/runs, quiet time on my front porch rocker, quality time with friends. Ideally, I like to plan the occasional mini-retreat where I go to a coffee shop, nice hotel lobby, or a friend’s house for several hours.
My ideal refreshing hour would be spent overlooking a body of water with a cup of coffee and a good book or a good friend, or both :).