The delightful Marianne Frederick shared some fun and humor with us. She made the wonderful suggestion to come in your most festive tea hat, which you can see from all the pictures just added to our fun! Marianne also shared some great info with us: “How to Have Energy Left at the End of the Day.”
Let me share a few of her ideas and tips to help re-energize you during a long, busy day.
Her suggestions included humor, exercise and play. The exercises were simple things you can do sitting in an office chair or in a break room. Remember to be gentle with yourself if you try any of these. Her chin tuck was a little different than what I’m use to doing. She held a finger under her nose like she was making a mustache, and then said for us to pull our head back slightly, instead of dropping your chin to your chest like I’ve been shown before. This did a really nice little stretch in my shoulders and upper back. She also suggested shoulder rolls, but do them in the opposite direction you usually do. Also try stretching out your fingers and moving your wrists a little to help refresh yourself. Again, just be gentle with yourself with any stretching you do.
Marianne also had lots of lovely and funny stories to share with us. One included, of all things, an ice cream scoop. Have you ever looked at yourself in the scoop part? If you do, you’ll notice something. You’re upside down! This was just a really great reminder that sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves in any given situation is just change our perception and look at things a different way, and enjoy the humor in your upside down reflection. This can help us get through a rough day, as well as help give us new ideas for things we are working on. Maybe you need to add an ice cream scoop to your work kit to help you remember that.