No matter how much you love your work, there are times when you run out of steam. Some days do you feel as if:
- Your motivation has run dry?
- Stress will overwhelm you?
- Your brain has turned into a bowl of mush?
- You’ll blow if one more thing goes wrong?
You’re so done.
Just. Plain. Done.
Remember recesses from school? Everyone watched the clock slowly creep toward 10 a.m. when you had 15 or 20 minutes of freedom.
No one has a bad mood when recess arrives. You couldn’t wait to get outside.
That 10-year-old kid you were exists today and needs a recess.
Instead of ignoring what’s going on or trying to fight through it, step back and recharge with a quick recess.
Fresh air, sunshine, and a short walk can do wonders to help you decompress. Even if all you do is walk around your back yard or around the block, it will help dissipate the negative energy you feel. Kids bored? Take them with you and turn the walk into a game of I Spy.
Spending mindful time in nature is a well-known method for relaxing, and research on Japanese shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, shows that being in nature , benefits your body, mind, and spirit.
What else can you do in 15 or 20 minutes to release stress, irritation, and frustration and elevate your mood? Find out in my e-course How to Improve Your Mood.
Over the next ten days, this e-course will teach you the factors that contribute to your mood and show you how to take charge of them.
Teacher: Patricia Haddock, a successful entrepreneur, author, editor, and consultant for more than 25 years. She uses a multi-disciplinary approach to give her clients and readers state-of-the-art strategies, best practices, and tools to realize and achieve their potential.