In every workday, there are corporate rituals: procedures and routines designed to ensure safety, performance and productivity. We respect them and adhere to them.
We also need to develop rituals in our private lives: Habits that help us feel relaxed, refreshed and de-stressed so we, too, can safeguard our health, performance and productivity. We need to respect them and adhere to them too.
So, here’s relaxing ritual #2: Practice mindlessness. Something monotonous that requires zilch thought.
And, no—I don’t mean get sucked in to the vortex of Facebook.
I mean something you do in the physical world. Something with ease, that relaxes you and takes your mind off of things.
These days, our brains are so over-stimulated, that it’s nice to create your own ritual where you don’t have to think.
Mindless activities include gardening, people watching, cleaning out a small drawer, sitting in a park. You get the idea.
It’s a mini vacation for your mind, which means it’s a mini vacation for you.
Where are you taking your mind today?
Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan