Rest: 11 Suggestions


Not sure what to do during a rest break?  Here are the 11 suggestions:


~Write short essay on a topic as if it was for a blog post or a journal entry;

~Compose a poem–funny or serious–for a friend or loved one;

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~Gaze out the window and see animals or other shapes in the clouds;

~Draw a picture for your kids and post it on the refrigerator at home–just like you do for the pictures they draw for you;

~Keep a bottle of bubble solution handy and blow bubbles during your break;

~Tap out rhythms or beats;

~Slowly eat a piece of fruit that you like taking the time to describe to yourself the texture, the taste, the smell, the total sensory experience;

~Another way to eat the fruit slowly is to describe the full sensory experience using words that are new for you–ones that you wouldn’t typically use;

~Another variation of the fruit eating with descriptions exercise is using made up words that, to you, perfectly describe the sensory experience.

I liked the bubble blowing suggestion. Let me know which ones you like best.  Leave a note in the comments section below.  Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Rest: Revitalize Without Vitameatavegimin ;)


“Are you tired, rundown, and listless? Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular? ”   These are the questions asked by Lucy in the famous I Love Lucy episode entitled “Vitameatavegimin”.

No, this isn’t a plug for Vitameatavegimin but I will give you a few suggestions of how to fit in a few rest breaks at work!

Studies have show that taking a break from your work for a few short moments actually increases productivity. For more information, check out these articles from:


New York Times   

Washington University in St. Louis

Fast Company

As promised, here are three things to do on your short break that will refresh you:

Find something that makes you laugh.

Check out funny memes on Facebook; or view a short video on Youtube of puppies, kittens, or children doing adorable things;

Find something to inspire you:

Search the internet for inspiring stories; look at the images that you have stored on your phone; or watch an inspiring video on YouTube;

Find something that centers you:

Sit quietly and hold a quote or affirmation in your mind; take several deep breaths and relax on the exhale; or say a prayer or send good thoughts to people you care about.

You can do this!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,




Sometimes we feel like we’ve hit a brick wall and we just can’t find a way over, around it, under it, or through it.

Perhaps, then, it’s a good time to rest.

Take some time off to enjoy your friends and family. Spend some time in Nature. Give yourself an opportunity to play and goof around. Laugh. Have fun.

Even take a nap!

You can do it!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,