There is an issue I have been dealing with for a while now. I often find myself having trouble getting to work. I get up on time, wash up, get breakfast but when I try to get to work, I can’t do it. It’s been going on for a months now but today I figured it out and it wasn’t what I had expected. You see, in between all of these activities in the morning, there is one thing I fail to do that affects my work, warming up.
Warming up? How? Well it’s very simple; in everything we do, warming up is very important. It’s our way of preparing our bodies and our minds for the task ahead. Runners start with a jog around the field and at the gym most people start with some stretching or a jog around the field. The only place where people don’t really warm up is in the classroom and the results speak for themselves. Most people report not being focused, attentive or even interested in the subject matter, why? Because they jumped right into their work without warming up, without preparing for what was coming and so when all this information started flowing their way, it overwhelmed them.
With this in mind, how exactly can we warm up before we do anything at all. How do we warm up for breakfast, or even lunch. Do we even have to warm up for such simple tasks like eating and drinking? Obviously not, but if you are having some trouble at work, school or even at the gym, it may be time to consider a warm up routine. How many times do people report to work and jump on to the heap of paper work waiting in their desks only to end up feeling tired and overwhelmed a few hours later. How many students walk into class and start revising only to get bored minutes later? It’s quite a number of people and the unfortunate part of it all is that they usually blame themselves for the lack of productivity yet the solution to their problems is very simple and efficient.
Next time before you jump on that heap or paper work, peruse through it and know what kind of work you will be dealing with, take a few moments to take a breath and relax then start your work. In school, before you start revising for that exam, think about the subject matter for a few minutes and try to understand it rather than cram it all. Next time you are about to start a project like me, take a few moments to think about what you are about to do and its significance, make sure you are ready for what is coming so that when it does come, you are ready. In whatever task you are about to do, make sure you warm yourself up, you won’t regret it.
Have nice day 🙂