This is fun! by Focuswise | Nov 14, 2018 | Focus Break | 5 comments This is fun! by Curt Steinhorst | Focus Break https://focuswise.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/This-is-fun.mp3 ← Distraction isn't a phone Giving thanks changes everything → 5 Comments Christopher Charles on 2018-11-15 at 05:42 I do like the this is ‘fun’ break, What I currently do is to sing, I get up, go outside and sing a song. it is an instant destresser as you have to focus on the words to sing while enjoying the outdoors. (PS I live in Barbados and the weather is generally wonderful) Curt Steinhorst on 2018-11-29 at 17:36 I love it. There is research to support your approach. Check out ‘Attention Restoration Theory’ to see the impact of outdoors on attention. (and I’m going to try not to be jealous of where you live!) Patti on 2018-11-15 at 08:12 Serendipity. My colleagues and I have been going flat out all year. Some of us haven’t touched our holiday time; personally between my unused holidays and banked OT there aren’t enough weeks left in the year to use them all up. I will continue going at a busy pace to the end. I am burned out. Things I once enjoyed now feels like “just more work”… even my recreational pastimes! Curt, your comment of “just another task on a to-do list that will never end” – that is *exactly* how I’ve been feeling. The fire is dimmed. I admitted the other day that my give-a-dam is busted; and at the same time, admitted that I don’t like how that feels. So I decided to make some life/healthcare changes, get my attitude adjusted, and find some fun again. Thanks for your message today. Gonna go find something fun in my day. Curt Steinhorst on 2018-11-29 at 17:40 Thanks for sharing this, Patti. It resonates. I can describe the struggle because its so personal to me. If it goes on the list, then I won’t forget it and it will get done…. and I risk losing sight of what matters. Helena Worley on 2018-11-21 at 17:45 I very much enjoyed your talk at the VAI Conference.