Saturday, July 31, 2010
Explore a New Perspective
Taking a break from a particularly stressful morning yesterday, I stumbled upon this guest post by Melissa Gorzelanczyk on "Live Bold & Bloom" called How to Move Forward When You Feel Utterly Helpless.
Melissa shared some of her favorite ways to keep from being trapped by those helpless feelings that build up when we are stressed. One in particular caught my eye.
Lie in the middle of the floor and stare at the ceiling. (The goal is to force a new perspective.)
As I read this, sitting in the middle of our cubicle nation, I chuckled at the mental picture of myself on the floor with coworkers rushing to my side assuming I had a heart attack or something. I chickened out before giving it a try.
When I got home from work, I headed out to the backyard. Yesterday was a gorgeous 70 degree day. After a quick glance to make sure no neighbors were watching, and a double check to make sure the area was clear of dog poop, I reclined in the grass under a huge maple tree.
Melissa was right, the perspective is totally different. The stress melted away. Maybe I'll find the courage to try it at work someday.