Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Give it a Rest!

From the Sep/Oct 2006 issue of Positive Thinking magazine:
Every hours, give yourself a short break. Take one to five minutes to press your "pause" button with one of these ideas:
  1. Stand up and stretch.
  2. Take a walk around the block.
  3. Splash some cold water on your face.
  4. Look away from the computer and gaze out a window.
  5. Eath a healthy snack.
  6. Sip ice water. (With each sip, your energy and alertness increases.)
  7. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.
  8. Visit with a colleague or neighbor, and share a joke or a story.
  9. Call your significant other for a quick chat.
  10. Repeat this mantra throughout your day: "I have all the time I need to do everything I desire to do." (Before long, you may find it's true.)

Now let's not kid ourselves - this list is no panacea. But, trying working a few of these ideas and see what you see. Numbers 6 and 2 work well; what works well for you?

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Blogger Troy Worman said...

Give it a rest, indeed! I love this post, albeit a bit sterile. Following are a few of my not-so-placid break-the-monotomy suggestions to give you pause from whatever it is that you do at your desk all day... and potentially spark some energy or creativity or otherwise life-changing notions: 1) Run some stairs... 2) Chug a quart of water... 3) Do some jumping jacks... 4) Eat a fistfull of cajun seasoned almonds... 5) Doodle on your office window with a dry-erase marker... 6) Create a mindmap... 7) Create a collage from the ads in that stack of trade rags you've been meaning to read... 8) Close your office door and do a little jig... 9) Take a sunshine break... 10) Read OrbitNow!

Stand up and stretch.
Take a walk around the block.
Splash some cold water on your face.
Look away from the computer and gaze out a window.
Eath a healthy snack.
Sip ice water. (With each sip, your energy and alertness increases.)
Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.
Visit with a colleague or neighbor, and share a joke or a story.
Call your significant other for a quick chat.
Repeat this mantra throughout your day: "I have all the time I need to do everything I desire to do." (Before long, you may find it's true.)

Thursday, October 19, 2006 5:26:00 PM CDT  

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