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10 Ways to Rest at Work (List)

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Rest at work? Isn’t that, well, wrong? Lazy? Unproductive?

True. Taking a nap at work may not be the best idea, although napping is becoming accepted as a healthy practice. 

What I mean by rest though, is more of a state of mind, and some intentional actions.

For example:

  1. Accepting that you cannot control all aspects of your work.
  2. Letting go of some expectations of others, or at least making your expectations more realistic.
  3. Taking a few moments here and there to gaze beyond the computer and take a few deep breaths.
  4. Pulling up a #30secondsofhope and concentrating on it for the full amount of time.
  5. Taking the long way around for a restroom break, so you can get some steps and movement into your day.
  6. Taking a real lunch break away from the computer, and preferably, outside.
  7. Being content with your current salary/profit, even while taking steps to improve it.
  8. Thinking about serving others through your work more than serving yourself.
  9. Avoiding getting caught up in all the trending conflicts.  (Related, take a break from social media.)
  10. Being grateful every day.

How about you? What would you add to this list?

Related Freebie: Grateful or Grumpy – Personal Reflection Guide – Grumpy or Grateful