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I will not talk about how all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy here but, I prefer to focus on how you can breakdown totally if you do not stop, take little breaks and give your body ample time to rest or, in other words, heal.

 

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In my opinion, the word Busy is probably the most overused word in Nigeria right now. Forget recession! Almost everybody says they are busy at one point or another. However, it is surprising that a lot of us usually forget to plan to rest or simply put – to rest. I do not want to list all the health benefits of relaxation here (I am positive that we are in tune with most of them) instead, I want us to remember that we do ourselves much harm by overworking without taking time out to recoup.

A lot of us are conscious of the notion that starting the year 2017 with a hardworking spirit is a good catalyst to the solid foundation which we can leverage on to achieve our goals. I agree completely however, in this realm (which we are in), it is imperative that we adopt some tips.

 

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At 6 or 7 intervals daily, taking five slow deep breaths will do the trick. The proper technique is to inhale and exhale deeply through your nose and out your mouth.  I like to use a 5 count, count to 5 as you breathe in, hold count to 5 and then breathe out count to 5.

 

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For relaxing in the workplace, please note that:

  • If your job requires you to sit at a computer all day, make sure you get up and move around for a few minutes every hour.
  • While sitting at your desk, roll your head around, from side to side and from front to back with your eyes closed. This technique helps to relieve neck tension, increasing blood flow to your brain, which is a natural and easy way to relax.

 

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