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Mom was right when she said “Go play outside.” In just minutes a day, being outdoors has real benefits for body and soul. There’s no need to pack a suitcase and your passport to reap the rewards of a workday siesta, all you need is a sunny day, a lunch break, some great looking Cudas sandals and some thinking ahead.
Eating at your desk every day? Wrap that sandwich to go! Bring a brown bag lunch from home, swap those work shoes for comfortable Cudas sandals and go from “aldeskco” to alfresco. Invite an interesting lunch buddy to join you or bring a favorite book. Take advantage of summer casual days at the office and wear those comfortable good looking Cudas sandals all day long to channel weekend energy from your weekday chair.
Is your office making your head spin? Much of the workday is focused on tuning out workplace distractions. Before long, fatigue from concentrating sets in and you start to lose that hard earned focus. Take a break from the recirculated air (and air conditioned offices- brrr!). Step away from your computer, your deadlines and your cellphone. Don’t be surprised if you’re a little sharper when you come back to your tasks.
“When you’re focusing, you’re actually blocking your access to the diffuse (more relaxed state of your brain) mode. And the diffuse mode, it turns out, is what you often need to be able to solve a very difficult, new problem.” engineering professor Barbara Oakley explained to Mother Jones.com.
Cudas is fortunate, our headquarters are located near the James River, which winds right through downtown Richmond, VA. High rise commuters can hear rushing water and see bustling wildlife, right from their windows. But anyone anywhere can take a nature moment to appreciate the changing of the seasons. Breathing in fresh air, taking note of changing flowers and wildlife with the seasons, can get your mind off deadlines and reports. Are you lucky enough to have an office dog? Get a dopamine fix and cuddle up!
“People take drugs like heroin and cocaine to raise serotonin and dopamine, but the healthy way to do it is to pet your dog, or hug your spouse, watch sunsets, or get around something beautiful in nature,” says Justice, Blair Justice, PhD, a psychology professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health and author of Who Gets Sick: How Beliefs, Moods, and Thoughts Affect Your Health. He recently hiked the Colorado Rockies with his wife and two dogs.
So leave Facebook updates and Pinterest pages for after work and take advantage of the fairer weather in the coming months. A sunny break outside could make a huge difference for body and soul!
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