“In this game, everyone needs a break to refuel, recharge, and jump back in full throttle.”

~ Helen Edwards

The world of work has changed so much in the last year, especially if you’re working from home. I feel like I have been spending way more time working than I used to, and the boundaries between work and life have become blurred. Maybe you can relate?

So, now that spring is here I’m trying to change that. In this short video I share a remarkably simple strategy that will help you unblur those boundaries and recharge your life.

Watch the video below, or read the transcript that follows, then plan your midday movement recharge.

I want you to stop for a moment and think how much your world of work has changed in the last year. Maybe you’re working from home, and it’s a whole new experience for you, or you’re doing the hybrid thing going back and forth between your office and home, or it’s business as usual. Either way you know that things have changed and perhaps the boundaries between work and life have blurred just a little bit.

Michelle Cederberg here, out on a midday bike ride because I’m feeling like I’ve moved towards a little too much work, and not enough re-energizing intense exercise. I have been telling myself in the midst of a busy day that my dog walks were good enough, and as much as the fresh air that I get with Islay is a good start to my day, those walks aren’t usually intense enough to replace my regular exercise regime.

So I decided now that spring is here, I’m going to spend more time outdoors in the middle of the darn day because while I know, there’s always work to do, I also know that I’m spending more time at my desk than I ever have, and it’s messing with my productivity and positivity.

Honestly, what’s the big deal if I take an hour, an hour and a half, to go out for a bike ride? I know I’m going to go back to my office in the afternoon re-energized, refreshed, refocused; a productivity power house if-you-will, and I’ll get even more work done. If you’re like me, you’ve been starting earlier, working without breaks, even going into the office after dinner to send a few emails. The blurred lines between work and life have meant that I’m feeling tired. My body aches a bit more from sitting too much, and my energy has been waning.

We have a choice about how we’re going to get to navigate this new world of work.

So here’s my challenge for you. If you’re working from home (or wherever you’re working), embrace spring, and get outdoors during the day when the sun is shining and there’s warmth in the air. Re-energize yourself, and then get back to work as the productivity powerhouse that you are… without shame or guilt about the time that you’ve taken to energize and refresh.

Share below how you recharge during your work day!

Until next time, I’m Michelle Cederberg reminding you that you’ve got one chance to do this life, and in this new world of work we really need to rethink how we energize during the day. It’s OK to take those breaks. You’ll come back to the work better than ever.

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Michelle Cederberg, CSP, MKin, BA Psyc

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