Those of us who are parked in front of a computer all day long need a few things. This week I’d like to dedicate to honoring the pieces of life that get lost due to the frantic, day to day computer shuffle.
Here’s what I find I need after an intense schedule of working hard, indoors, all day long at my computer:
1) Get the heck out of there! Since I live in the woods, many miles from the nearest city (and coffee bar) it takes a dedicated day per week to break up the schedule. So now I spend Fridays in Burlington , VT
3) Do a few hours of hot yoga. This cleans me out, relaxes me, and puts me back together like nothing else. Thank you, Bikram! You can learn more about hot yoga through practices like Bikram Yoga and Baron Baptiste yoga. Both are awesome! I’m gaining SO MUCH from my weekly sweat-a-thon. (Did I mention the room gets heated to 104 degrees Farenheit?)
4) Lying on my hands. OK, I have to admit I hate this – but I know it’s really good for me. One of the somewhat torturous poses we do in Bikrams is to lie on our bellies on top of our arms, with our palms down. The goal is to get your arms completely under you – which is hard if you work at a keyboard all day long. But this pose gently re-stretches you as you attempt to get back in flexible alignment. (Take it easy if you try this at home.) I can barely get my arms under me at all!
5) Enforced fun. Like a good book! I make a point on my Fridays away from home to bring along some juicy reading. Right now I’m digging into Michael Gerber’s e-Myth Mastery. Awesome!
Got other ideas about ways to improve home office life – your own systems of relief? Please post a comment and let’s hear ‘em?!