HEALTHY COMPUTING EMAIL TIP 579: ENERGIZE
Are you dragging and feeling down? Are you glued to your chair and workstation? Is the impulse to move is too much work? Take the initiative and recharge your batteries when you ENERGIZE.
HOW TO ENERGIZE:
The moment you feel your energy dropping, get up and move. Movement is the quickest way to energize and increase positive mood.* Take a short walk down the hallways (Who can deny anyone a bathroom break?). As you walk, put a spring in your step, a slight smile on your face, and with each step, push off with your toes. As you walk like this you will move faster, feel lighter and build energy.
*For more information on how movement affects mood and energy see: Thayer, R.E. (1996). The Origin of Everyday Moods. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0195118057