Whether you’re a smoker or not, you know the importance of taking a break. But for too many people, downtime means time for a smoke. That’s why we’re starting a company-wide challenge called Break the Habit. Participate, and you’ll learn healthy, smoke-free ways to de-stress, both at the workplace and on your own time.
Here’s how it works:
Check out the activity lists below for ways you can take short breaks.
Choose 2 breaks from each of the categories, for a total of 8 breaks per week.
Each break should last about 10 minutes.
Record your activities and break times on the challenge log on the back of this page.
At the end of the challenge, if you accomplished the above for every week, you can submit your log sheet to be entered in a drawing for a prize!
Write a list of rhyming words
Plan a special dish and/or your meals for a week
Write a movie review
Visit an art museum online
Write a description of the ultimate vacation
Look through old photos and pick three to frame
Purge and tidy up a junk drawer
Call a friend or relative
Introduce yourself to a coworker you don’t know
Connect with friends on social media
Gather items in your home to donate to charity
Make evening or weekend plans to see family and friends
Send a greeting card to someone who could use a pick-me-up
Walk up and down a flight of stairs several times, for a total of 5-10 min
Put on some music and dance
Go for a walk, jog or ride a bike around your workplace or home
Stand up and stretch
Pull weeds or mow the lawn
Do some exercises at your workstation
Grab a hand weight or fitness band and do a few arm exercises
Try a basic yoga pose — go to yoga.com for a guide
Make a list of goals and plans you’re going to work toward }} Picture yourself in 5 years and write down what you visualize }} Do a deep breathing exercise
Close your eyes and meditate
Make a list of things you’re thankful for
Start a journal, recording positive occurrences every day
Practice mindful observation by looking at an object and noticing every detail of it
The road to good health is yours to travel. But you don't have to do it alone. Whether you're managing a health condition or making changes in your life like quitting bad habits or getting in shape - we can help. Check out our new classes and resources below. Contact us to set personalized health and wellness goals and learn about the programs available to you.
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