Thursday, September 18, 2014

Treat Yourself to 20 - 20 - 20

As a computer, smart phone, and tablet user, my guess is that you're like me and get COMPLETELY SUCKED INTO your device.  Isn't it amazing how time seems to DISAPPEAR when working (or playing) with our devices?  It is almost scary how they seem to be taking over our life. 

Today I was blessed enough to participate in Universal Avionics Health Fair for their employees.  Of course the Rule of The World came into play; I was invited due to my friendship with Deb Carnsew.  Thanks, Deb!

Having never exhibited in a Health Fair before, it was fun and creative to determine what I wanted to offer to the employees.  I decided to theme my table using a combination of Yoga and doTerra Essential Oils.  And what fun it was sharing both ideas with the employees!

I offered a hand-out of yoga poses that can be done in and around a chair, and offered sniffs and drops of several doTerra Essential Oils (Lavender was the biggest hit!) 

I also offered Tootsie Rolls to all with the reminder of ...

TREAT YOURSELF TO 20 - 20 - 20. 

 This means ....
  • Every TWENTY minutes step away from your computer (or device)
  • Look TWENTY feet into the distance
  • For at least TWENTY seconds
  • And TWIST, stretch, yawn, breathe, whatever ... just MOVE.

I was surprised at all of the head nods I received, and it made me feel so much a part of humanity.  WE ALL INSTINCTIVELY KNOW what is good for us, but we all find a thousand reasons not to follow our inner voice and hearts. 

You know the old saying .... "we teach best what we most need to learn" (Richard Bach).  I'm grateful that I had fun laughing at myself when asked "do you do this?"  Of course I admitted that I don't consistently follow my own advice.  But we did all agree, how necessary the practice of remembering 20 - 20 - 20 is. 

Have you figured out a way to avoid getting sucked into your device?  If so, PLEASE SHARE! 

I am a student first, and a teacher second.


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