So far, my favorite thing has been the gorgonzola fries from Lili's Bistro. If you have not had these, go. Go right now. And bring me some.
Anyway, these little jaunts coincided with my last(!) investigative activity in my class where our professor suggested we take 30 minutes, do something for ourselves, then write about it. So here's part of what I wrote:
It provided a nice distraction from the work day, and I came back more refreshed and relaxed. It also helped me to focus on work tasks for the rest of the afternoon and head into the weekend in a positive mindset.
This reminded me of what the text discussed concerning problem solvers in a low state of cortical arousal. The authors pointed out that actively trying to solve a problem can, at times, prevent potentially helpful “cues” from being recognized as such. However, when taking a walk or a shower, for instance, people do not as frequently ignore these cues.
What about you? Do you feel guilty taking time for yourself? Any recommendations for my Friday treats? :)