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Do something good for yourself!
Listen to your heart and ask it what it wants the most to feel pampered . Buy yourself an ice cream or drink a bottle of good red wine. Go to the movies or the circus, the zoo or a good museum. Stroll through a beautiful park or go hiking, sailing or do sports, if you feel like it. Buy yourself flowers. Go into a cozy restaurant. Enroll to the course that you always wanted to take. Buy your favorite tea. Take a ride. Sit on a park bench. Read that book you were planning to read a long time. Learn a new language, go on a trip. Drive to the sea and play in the sand. Sit down in the wind and let the sun shine on your skin. Paint, write, or compose something. Sit down and listen to good music. Invite your best friend to a fondue. Go play billiards and darts, or play something that gives you great joy.
Background and Effect:
If you make yourself important, stand up for yourself and show that your love yourself, you bring a lot of energy towards you and releases tension. At the same time you will be more and more able to give the same love that you give to yourself to others. Forget the pure labor and duty-ethic that you have been toughed since your earliest time. Without creative breaks and visionary direction, it is worthless to the world. A person who ignores his own needs and can not love himself, cannot love God and or his fellowmen either. Every love always comes back to ourselves.
Invent your own ritual for breaks at work. This can be brief physical exercises that you do every hour. Or the slow, deliberate preparation of tea, or the pleasurable eating of a banana. Allow yourself a break and read something good, or just meditate. No matter what you invent, love it, do it slowly, and be aware of the fact that you are taking a break. Thank your creator for the day, for the work and for what you have accomplished so far. Recharging yourself with something that you like. At the same time think about the things that were important today.
Background and Effect:
We always believe that we have to work for something first to then be allowed to enjoy the success and free time we achieved with it. But this moment when we can sit back and start enjoying will never come- not even when we’re retired because we begin to tackle things around house and the garden. The point is: “When not now, then never.” We all tend to get carried away in our work. Especially, if the activity absorbs all our attention, as in computer work, it happens that we sit down in the morning and lift our head at night to say: “Wow, that late already?” Whenever you carry out a mentally strong demanding office activity or a monotonous and mechanical assembly-line work, it is recommended to “leave” from time to time to build up your strength and think about what is important.