My office has just opened a Quiet Room. It has comfortable chairs, soft lighting, a yoga mat and squishy rug, and calm decor. There is even a little Do Not Disturb sign you can hang on the door if you want privacy.
I have used it a couple of times to just go and sit and it really does feel like a soothing break from the cubicle. I’m not sure what prompted this room renovation but, being a self-described introvert, sometimes it’s just what I need.
I’m curious, does anyone else have a quiet room or some other interesting feature in their office?
Well if you want to indulge that a bit and get a deeper glimpse into him as a person, listen to this touching Comedy Bang Bang podcast with Bobcat Goldthwait, (did you know they were great friends?). He shares some sweet stories and I actually felt a little better after listening. It seems as though Robin was going one way or another, he just chose his exit before it was too late. He is still missed immensely.
We miss you Robin…
If you look at the two screenshots above you can see that no matter if I have an terrible day or a kick-butt day, I saw only 90 calorie difference in the calories burned!
How crazy is that! I had some idea that food had far more impact than exercise on weight loss but seeing in black and white (or teal and orange) like this is mind boggling.
As I started researching I came across this great article by Dick Talens where he explains this phenomenon. Here are a couple of tidbits which I found interesting:
I enjoyed these tips because they encourage us to be practical.
Obviously the gym and exercise are supremely important to HEALTH so I enjoyed this:
The Fitbit is definitely getting me up and walking and taking the stairs. So I think for now I will just ignore the calorie bit, what do you think?
My husband and I are eternally trying to improve on certain things in our lives (think money, health and cleanliness). So we’d have these BIG TALKS about changing the way we live. We’d get all pumped, do great for a couple of days and then ultimately fall off the wagon.
We decided a big key to our success would be to talk about our goals EVERY SINGLE DAY, first thing in the morning. So each day I send a text to my husband with three headers and then my reason for wanting to improve those things.
For example, ‘I want to be smarter with money so that we can make choices about how we spend our money rather than feeling like we HAVE to pay this or we HAVE to pay that and then have nothing left over.’
It’s really helped us keep our goals top of mind and it’s fun to see how our attitudes change from day to day.
I have come to realize that working together on our big goals is the only way we will succeed. If I am going one direction and he is going another then we are both swimming against the current. If we go together we have more power than we do alone.
Do you have an easy trick you use to stay on track?
PS Stay tuned for some silly and fun ways to help us stick to our goals!