Here in Arizona, my kids start school next week. I just got the suggested school supplies list from their teachers, and it brought back great memories from my own elementary school experience.
One of the things I loved best about the start of a school year was buying new school supplies, and, if we were lucky, a new outfit or two.
In this two minute video, I explain two ways you can harvest this “new school year energy” in your own workplace. And why I consider adding a couch to my office a core productivity tool.
Direct link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqtpfyJjBsQ
[…] of the ways, based on author Pamela Slim would be to follow within the actions of 5-year-olds and make use of the excitement of recent supplies. As being a trip to get new binders, colorful highlighters and crisp, untouched loose leaf paper […]
[…] way, according to author Pamela Slim is to follow in the footsteps of five-year-olds and take advantage of the excitement of new supplies. Just like a trip to pick up new binders, colorful highlighters and crisp, untouched loose leaf […]
Love the couch!! So great of you to share taking a rest…so many peeps need to hear this. I just read this on Julia Cameron’s Facebook page today…”Building ritual into a child’s day, we teach the importance of rest, of the conscious, reflective break. #theartistswayforparents’ I like to encourage my clients to practice “do nothing”…taking 2-5 minutes of, well, doing nothing time out of the day. It’s been a shift changer for them. They experience clarity, ability to focus and sail through the day with renewed perspective. Floors me how busy we can think we are that we can’t take 5 minutes out of our day!
I love the idea of a nap mat! I always envied my kids’ taking a little rest after lunch–never thought about making it part of my work day. I love the fall start up time and now that my kids are out of college am going to put it to work for me. Staples stop, first thing tomorrow!
What about those who dont have kids yet? How should we get the energy ;p
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My kids are also starting school in about two weeks and getting back into the swing of things is tough on all of us. The couch is something that I am adding to my home office immediately!
An outfit or two? My kids have grown so much, they’re going to need a whole new fall wardrobe! 🙂 Love this idea though, and I am already starting to set myself up for some exciting things this fall!
This is a great reminder that we can recalibrate almost anytime and use specific events or times of the year as a positive trigger.