You know that frustrating feeling when you have a lot of stuff you need to do, but it’s not your favorite. (For me, that’s paperwork and admin stuff.)
You put it off until you just can’t anymore and it leaves you kind of discouraged and cranky.
I had a day like that last week.
And on top of all my least favorite work to do, I was absorbed by News Headlines and couldn’t seem to pull myself away. That didn’t help my mood. The more I read, the more discouraged I felt.
After a few hours, I knew I’d been at my desk too long to be productive. I decided to take a break and stepped outside into the afternoon heat.
It was a beautiful break from the noise and chatter.
I happened to record a few seconds of it.
It’s nothing much, just a quiet moment from a quiet summer afternoon in the neighborhood.
But, wow, did it make a difference.
I returned to my desk feeling re-set and renewed.
Sometimes we let work, noise, and chatter put us in a negative mindset. We have trouble pulling ourselves away from it even for a few minutes.
But those few minutes can re-set your mind and body in a positive way.
That’s time well-spent.