I usually try to get in at least three nights of good workouts a week, but when life gets super busy it’s easy to forget to do the little things that help us maintain good physical and mental health.
Take a Lap: When back to back meetings are followed by a full inbox, take five minutes to get up out of your chair to go outside and walk around the block or take a couple laps around the parking lot.
Create Office-Wide Challenges: Every afternoon at 2:30 throughout June, our office committed to having a group plank challenge. It started off with an “easy” 20 seconds, then every few days we would bump it until the last day some brave members of our team reached 5 minutes and a couple even doubled the time for 10-minute planks!
Utilize Different Meeting Areas: We have different office settings for all types of meetings. Depending on how our days have gone, we may feel like standing-up while others may choose to perch on a stool or lounge in a more comfortable sofa.
Meditate and Reflect: Take 30 seconds to remember at least three things you are grateful for. Taking the time to count our blessings can reset our attitude.
Even on the busiest days, taking a few minutes to move, reflect, and get fresh air can really re-energize us and our entire office environment. When we take the time to take care of ourselves, we are then better able to assist others!