Take a break…

You know how you crave the weekend when you’ve had a hard week at work? This is because you need a break. A break from mental stress that is associated with work. A break from the weekday routine of waking at a certain hour and sleeping at a certain hour. A break from looking at the same faces at work. A break from being ‘responsible’ for something. A break from swallowing lunch in 10 mins. A break from traffic. A break from fatigue!

You know what else needs a break?

Your ass!

Seriously… I’m not joking here. Irrespective of what you’ve been doing all week, one thing has been constant – Your ass has been glued on to something!

  • You wake up from laying on your bed.
  • You sit down to eat breakfast.
  • You drive to work sitting down.
  • You reach work and sit down on your chair at your desk.
  • You have meetings to sit in.
  • Around noon, you walk/drive to the place where you eat and sit down to eat.
  • Back to sitting at your desk.
  • You drive back home sitting down.
  • You sit on the couch and watch TV or talk or whatever else you do.
  • Cook dinner real quick and sit down to chow.
  • Hang out with the family in the living room where you again sit on a couch or something.
  • Get to bed and lay your ass on your bed for 7-9 straight hours.
  • Wake up… and it continues!

See what I mean? Give your ass a damn break this weekend!


  • Take a relaxing long hike.
  • Play with your kids or pets.
  • Meet friends for a game of ultimate (or volley ball or tennis…)
  • Go to a club and dance till you drop.
  • Do mobility work.
  • Go for a yoga class.
  • Work on your balance.
  • Find a friend you want to catch up with and have a walking-chat.
  • If you don’t have friends or kids or pets… just stand and watch TV maybe?

I can go on and on, but you get the idea…

The thing is – its a damn weekend folks!! Be excited! Take a break from the usual nonsense… do something different!

Get off the chair/couch/bed/car seat and use those legs! Your spine will thank you. Me? I’ll be doing everything on that list… except the dancing of course.


12 responses to “Take a break…

  1. vlprince May 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I had too many seminars and meetings today… opted to eat lunch standing up in front of a sunny window instead of in the common, windowless office!

    • RG May 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      nicely done! i stand during most meetings. initially folks asked me why… but in a week they knew enough to stop asking.

  2. Divya May 6, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Love the post. Especially the “You know what else needs a break? Your ass” bit! And people wonder why I keep moving, and follow that up with weird looks!!

  3. Selvi May 7, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Didn’t see that coming .. Should have known 🙂

    Love your blog!!!

  4. swarna mani May 9, 2011 at 11:12 am

    So true….:)

  5. JK May 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Dayum..guilty as charged.
    Your post prompted me to take a quick 10 min break/walk from work. 🙂

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