Move It, Move It! How Movement Can Help You Beat Stress!
Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Feeling stressed? A little over-worked? All work and no play? MOVE! There isn't a faster, legal way to get those good brain chemicals (endorphins) up than actual movement. And no, before you think it, we’re not telling you take up running. Running can be great, but you know what else is great? Walking. Hiking. Skipping. Dancing. Arm wrestling. Hacky sack? Doesn’t anyone play hacky sack anymore?! You get our point. Anything that gets the blood moving. Especially when you’re stuck in the office.
Here are a few simple steps to keep those endorphins flowing and brain working.
Shake That Money-Maker
Set an alarm on your phone. Maybe every two hours or hour or so get up and walk your memo to another office in lieu of email? Notice some memos piling up? Deliver ‘em. Same thing with mail. Walk it about the office.
A simple example would be to use the Apple Health app thats built into your iPhone / Watch. Using the built in settings you can tell it to remind you to move at intervals that work best for you and your office. Using apps to track and remind you of activity is a proven way to ensure you actually do it, plus it'll help your happiness, but also your business and your team's efficiency
Rise & Shine
If you’re one of those morning folks that wakes up like Cinderella ready to tackle the day, get up a little earlier and go for a brisk walk. Show up the neighbors as they groggily stumble to their cars. It’s good for the soul.