Question of the Day:
It’s 2:30 on a gorgeous Friday afternoon and the sunshine is calling your name. The mountain trails are begging to feel your feet. The cold beers are a-singin’ your tune.
And you are still on campus at your desk trying to ignore the Call of the Weekend.
It’s late-April. Graduation is fast approaching and you have papers, finals, homework, and if you are like me, a thesis to finish writing. It’s hard to stay focused at times like these. Everyone else has left the building and you have committed to working for a few more hours.
Good on you for being so dedicated!
My cure for the mid-afternoon slump is simple: Dance away your un-productivity!
Whether you boogie a little bit in your chair, or take advantage of the empty office to really cut a rug, you’ll feel energized and ready to attack the rest of the day.
Here’s what I’m shaken’ it to this Friday:
Question of The Day
What do you groove to when you are working hard?
We’ve already established that being a grad student is a time consuming job. If you have already managed to find time for research, writing, food preparation, and sleep then you’re doing better than a lot of us. But what about exercise? Or having fun?
Here on Earth, we can go outside for a jog with no more trouble than convincing yourself to go outside and jog. We have the gym, swimming pools, mountains to hike, and lot’s of space in general to move about in. On Mars, astronauts aren’t afforded these spacious luxuries. The research habitats are designed to maximize the use of limited space, and may not allow adequate room for the exercises you are used to.
I have a solution.
Super Awesome Dance Parties in Space.
You can boogie in a small personal space, or shake it around the habitat.
I’ve complied a little mixed tape so that everyone can take 15 minutes out of their day to dance like a crazy fool, which is the best way to dance. Consider it this week’s challenge!
Questions of The Day:
What is your favorite song to dance to?
What are some other ways to get your body moving and to have fun in a small area?