Take A Break!

The workday could feel really long. Especially if you have skipped lunch or didn’t take a break because you were in the flow. The week could feel even longer when it’s only Tuesday and you’re asking your colleagues if it’s Thursday. I think we all know what that feels like. I’ve listed seven affordable and short activities you can do at work that will give you a little break during the day and switch up the gears that may need to be changed.

  1. Go for a walk outside. If it’s cold do a lap in the office or climb the stairs.
  2. Keep a vase on your desk. Nothing fancy, just a Dollar Store vase. Purchase flowers and leave them on your desk until you need to change things up. Take 5 to 10 minutes and make a flower arrangement at your desk.
  3. Listen to an upbeat party song that always gets you moving. Suggestion, put your headphone on and take a 3 to 5 minute dance break. This might take a little bit of courage if you don’t have your own office a closed off cubicle. Dancing in your chair will do. If you boss is cool perhaps they may encourage you to take the headphones off and ask everyone to stand up and participate in the party. Your selling feature to your boss is that the average song is only about 3 to 5 minutes. Everyone will be pumped up and more productive. If you’re the boss well then include it in the workday for all.
  4. Doodle! You are never to old to doodle and you don’t have to have an artistic bone in your body. There are several books on Zen Doodling. All you need is a blank piece of paper. If you want to be green, use the other side of paper that you plan to shred for the day. Check out Heather’s blog or post a question for her about doodling. She is a doodle master.
  5. Make a list of five things that you are grateful for and post it on your desk. Or make a virtual sticky note on your computer. This is a perfect activity when you get the mid week blues.
  6. Google writing prompts. Complete the first one that you lay your eyes on. Set a timer for five minutes and write. If you love writing you might want to keep writing. If you want to keep writing set the timer tomorrow for another five minutes and continue the story.
  7. Keep an inspirational book on your desk. Open it to a random page and take a few minutes to read the page. Does it relate to your day?

These are just seven inexpensive activities you can do while at work. Bring a little joy and creativity to your day and have fun.

Veneration in daily life: Try one activity a day. Or try the same activity for one week? What do you currently do to break up your day? Make a list of things you would like to do.

The Love Puzzle

This is a fantastic workshop. It would be a wonderful opportunity for a party or a date night especially during the month of love.

Heather Gailey

Love is a puzzle that artists, poets, authors, historians, and scientists have tried to piece together for infinity. The intricate pieces that come together for it to work are so precise that it is wonder that anyone ever falls in love, however when all the pieces magically snap into place there is a beautiful rush of emotion, attraction, excitement, and contentment. Sometimes it takes awhile for love to grow, and it does so, slowly over time, and sometimes you can experience the split second experience of love at first sight – When you see a person for the first time and you know that you have a strong connection that makes you want to get to know them better…immediately!

Have you ever been on the edge of new love? Have you ever been on the edge ready to jump off from an old love? Have you ever had issues loving yourself…

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! The reset button has been selected and we now have 365 days to do something awesome! If you want to write a book, you could commit to writing every day for 30 minutes. If you want to improve your well being you could commit 20 minutes a day to meditation. Now I have just committed 50 minutes of your time, multiplied by 365 days… well that’s a lot of time, math has never been my strong point.

I would like to bring a few pieces of wisdom that friends and family have shared with me in 2014 that I would like to bring into the new year.

1. Be your own best friend. We are often able to give advise and provide insight to our friends and family, but it becomes challenging when we have our own issues. You can ask yourself the following: If my best friend was in this situation what would I say to her/him?

2. Approach life with an open heart and from a place of love. Approaching matters whether it be work, friends, relationships with an open heart creates a space to remain authentic and remove a layer of judgment from a situation.

Approaching life from a place of love is a step into living without fear. Love has the ability to over power our fears. At times when someone says something hurtful to us, we have an urge to become defensive and  continue the hurtful exchange of words and energy. By continuing this negative exchange we make a choice to live in fear. Fear that our respect has been compromised. Fear that someone may have power over us. Fear of being left behind. Approaching a situation with love provides you with the ability to position yourself in a place where you can respond with care. The reality is hurt people often hurt people. By responding with love you don’t own someones hurt, yet you shift the vibration of the energy exchange.

3. Follow your dreams. The road may get bumpy. There may be a sudden road closure diverting you to alternate route that you have never taken before or conceived of. You might even be forced to take a break and get a tune up followed by an oil change. After your break get back on the road to your dreams. We all have dreams and it’s up to us to keep them alive and take the road less travelled to get there.

I am a little late with this post as it is officially January 22, 2015. May 2015 bring you growth and opportunities to explore the world you live in and who you are.

Veneration in daily life: Imagine you are your best friend, what would you say to yourself about a current situation that is a source of stress?