Sunday, August 17, 2008
Resting Your Mind
One thing I think we don't do enough is rest our thoughts. We're always busy and moving, yes, but so many of us race through our lives in our heads.
Are you one of those?
I know I am.
I've started making it a point to have a "fun" book going every day. Just a few minutes to take my mind off all the lists I think I have to get through. I pick a book that I really enjoy in the first few pages. It gets set aside. I pick it up at odd points during each day to rest.
I suppose it's like sitting in the cool grass on a hot day to regain your energy. At least, that's how it works with me.
I've heard of companies actually giving power naps to their employees and seeing a higher productivity from them.
What would you do to take a few minutes out to rest your mind?
A power nap?
A few minutes of entertaining reading?
Any other ideas?
I will admit to a secret...well, I got caught. sigh.
I used to go to the matinee to see a movie during the summer every few weeks. It would be the hottest part of the day and I could "hide out" from all the busy life happening. But my son ended up trading into a shift I didn't think he'd be at. I walked in anticipating anonymity for a comedy and right into his ticket booth. Caught red-handed!
Now I hide with my laptop (not telling where) with a latte' and write ;-)
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