In which I reflect on living it up around here (#68) and doing so in the form of an effective 15 minute work break (#75).
Over the past two weekends, the hubs and I went to a community theatre musical, a free concert, and an airshow. How is that for living it up? These fun thing couldn’t have come at a better time.
Working from home has been wearing on me a bit more than usual these past few weeks. We’ve been getting a ton done around the house (guest room pictures coming soon!), but it is still hard to look around without seeing a to do list. It doesn’t help that my office is the last room that we’ve tackled, so I’ve been making some small progress towards decorating as I live between piles in there. I’m going to have to finish it up soon so that my space will be interesting and orderly, even when my job is … not. (If I have to take one more duplicate screenshot for a process, I might cry.)
Getting out on the weekends helps, but I need to live it up a bit more on the weekdays too. I’ve been blaring music and singing along really loudly, but I need to push myself to get outside at lunch some more. Maybe run out for lunch just to get moving and feel like I’ve had a treat. Run to Target in the morning before work, or to Trader Joes and pick up some flowers. I’ve been feeling like I need just a little extra ooomph to get me through these projects at work that aren’t my job, and that I can’t really identify how they fell to me.
I definitely need to start thinking about my 15 minute work breaks. So, any ideas for a work break to “reset” my mind? So far, the only thing I’ve got so far is really focusing when I make my tea — staring into the cup, moving my tea bag up and down and trying to slow my breathing to match. But I’m not in a cubicle! I could have much more outrageous work breaks. Help me think of some to try out, wouldn’t you?