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Jul 2017
Time To Work

by Sharlene Massie

There is a time for work, a time for play, and we should allow time for rest.  But, we rarely do fully rest, unless we go off the grid for awhile.  Being in nature, to hike, or even sit and smell the clean air is needed now more than ever.  I noticed a few weeks ago, I was developing a technology hump, not the real name for it, but a bump, kind of curve on the back of my lower neck.  It occurred to me that I have been unable to disconnect from technology.  Doing placement deals in the evenings, and weekends, missing my workouts, because, finally after years of suffering during the downturn, we are busy.  And, I don’t want to lose a single deal, so I work, on my phone, my laptop, everywhere.  My shoulders are rolling forward, my wrists are tight, my head hangs forward, and I know I am not the only one!  I actually wonder what the next generation will deal with?  Will technology force us to work differently? Of course, but how will we manage the physical changes that our phones will put our bodies through.  So, I try to remember that work is just that, work, and play, no matter what that is, should be technology free.  And even more important than work or play, is the rest.  Now that the Calgary Stampede is finished for another year, the time is now to balance work with rest.  I am sitting looking at a beautiful body of water, on a deck, off the grid for a day, but still writing my blog.  I just have to remember, and remind everyone too, that rest is OK, and sometimes needs to be scheduled, to allow our bodies to carry us as straight as possible for another day.