Several times a day, get up and move around and focus on absolutely nothing. If you can get outside, walk through grass or through the parking lot looking for an odd rock or a lost coin...but just let your mind get away from serious matters for 5 or 10 minutes and take a mind break.
Focusing too long and too hard on a subject or task can cause mental exhaustion. We all need time to just de-compress and a few minutes in mindless activities can be like a mini-vacation. Take deep breaths, stretch, wiggle, rest your eyes...but do something besides intense focusing!!!
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Visit Friends At Their Desks to Get Walking Into Your Day
Sometimes when I've been sitting at my desk too long and I need a mental break, I'll walk around the office stopping at my friends' desks to say Hi! It gets my blood moving again and I get little boost by chatting with people I like. IT can take 10 - 20 minutes, enough for a "spark."
The same way the camera supposedly adds ten pounds, I think most of us mentally add ten pounds (give or take) when we look in the mirror. So get yourself a "skinny" mirror--one that elongates you a bit--so you can see in that mirror what everyone else can.
In the end, it doesn't matter what the scale says, what size the label says, or what others say--it matters how you see yourself. So give yourself a mental break and see yourself a little skinnier!
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