Friday, October 21, 2011

Fun or Flat out Friday?

Today's Quote: "I'm picking and choosing in terms of the stress factor. If it's not fun, I'm not going to do it." ~ Anita Baker

Today's Question: What are you stressing about this Friday?

How I apply:
So many of us carry so much stress and are always on to the next project and the next and the next. Stringing together so many lists of 'to do's' that we are constantly putting ourselves under pressure and feel like we are going flat out.
What would it take for you to shorten your list today? Take a breather? See what comes out of being softer with yourself...

I usually make a Friday a day for me and my business. I still work on stuff that I have to do but I do it with gentleness and ease. I don't beat myself up for taking it slowly. I like to ease into the weekend and I am very aware that this is a luxury as I work for myself.

So what if you are at work and the deadlines are piling up and you feel you are so stressed that it is never going to be all complete by close of business?
You could:
  • Take 5 minute break by stretching
  • Walking slowly around the office
  • Ducking outside for a breath of fresh air
  • Simply taking some nice calming deep breaths and asking yourself "what could I do to turn this into a bit of a game with myself, to not make it so significant. To lighten my load?"

Deep down you have all the wisdom you need to make good choices for yourself and your health because when it comes down to it- accumulated stress+you= sickness and this in turn could lead to you being forced to take time away from work for an extended period.

NZ folks- enjoy the loooong weekend!!

Creative Commons photo by Swamibu (top)
Creative Commons photo by Toastie 14 (bottom)


  1. I breathed a relaxing sigh after reading this post. Thanks for sharing your suggestion of making Friday a fun day! I'll take this advice to hear tomorrow.

  2. Ahhhh, let's all drop our shoulders from our ears and breathe!


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