Work

workWork is important. It dominates so much of our lives. It provides a way for us to earn a living and can offer a productive outlet for our energies. But do you define yourself mainly in terms of what you do every day? Is your job title the definition of who you are? I would hope that you can find a better and deeper expression of your identity that transcends the description of what you do at work.
Ultimately, our work should provide a natural extension of our deeper sense of who we are, a way to channel our abilities into a satisfying and productive way to lead our lives. It can be extremely worthwhile and revealing to ask ourselves if our work really provides the best outlet for our abilities. It’s too easy to let the pressures and habits of our daily routine take over our lives but, if we really do not express ourselves satisfactorily, we build up tension and resentment that can erode our health and well-being.
So take a moment to ask yourself if you really are where you belong, doing what you should be doing, living the life that would allow you to express yourself completely. If you feel that you need to make a change, the only time to do it is now. If the change is too daunting, think about any skills that you might need to change your career and take classes. Make the change more comfortable. But make the change.

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Day 148

Do you take time to find a calmer, more relaxed state of mind during the day? Meditation is a vital tool for training the mind and body to relax but if you feel you don’t have time during the day to meditate, you might try a mini-meditation that only takes a few minutes. It’s simply a matter of breathing more deeply and more slowly, relaxing your neck, back and shoulders and bringing your attention to a fixed point. Perhaps a simple picture or image can act as a focal point, allowing you to concentrate on the present moment, releasing the stresses and tensions of the day, bringing your awareness to a deeper state of calm, renewing your energy and stabilising your emotions. Practising this simple technique only requires a minute or two but it is so easy to incorporate into your daily routine that you can use it every hour of the day to regain your natural balance and equilibrium. The benefits filter into every aspect of your life.

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Are you taking a break from your computer screen?

image (28)How many hours a day do you spend at a desk or in front of a computer screen? Those hours really add up and they eventually begin to influence your posture from head to foot. And not in a good way!

 

Humans did not evolve to remain in one position for hours on end. We evolved to move and a lack of mobility during the day produces a host of unpleasant side effects. No wonder our neck and shoulder muscles get tired. No surprise that our flexibility is compromised. No wonder that we lose focus and concentration. But the answer to this problem couldn’t be simpler.

 

Every twenty minutes or so – stand up and stretch. That’s right. Move your body, breathe and stretch. Humans tend to concentrate in twenty minute segments. So it’s natural for us to take a moment to relax and get ready to focus again roughly every twenty minutes or so. If you prefer, you can stretch whilst sitting.

 

The important thing is to move your body, shift your focus, breathe and do a couple of gentle stretches. Lift your arms above your head and lift your ribs a few millimetres. Let your spine gently lengthen. Feel how good it is to breathe. A slow twist to each side can help to unlock tension in the lower back. Stretch but make sure there’s no pain. That’s really important.

 

The movement and breathing will help to refresh your body and your mind. Try it now. Make it a normal part of your daily routine and make life much more pleasant and comfortable than you ever thought possible. Go on. You deserve it.

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