Atworkwithwaningmoon
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Going Dark: At Work with the Waning Moon

by Donna Woodwell October 21, 2013 07:03 PM EST
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After the full Moon, the Moon's light begins to diminish. Horror films and superstitions have given the dark Moon a bad rap, when in reality, this time of release is absolutely essential for life to thrive. This goes for your work life too.

Each month, the Moon's light grows, reaches fullness, then decreases. Science is showing this natural rhythm of alternating activity and rest is critical for maintaining your health and maximizing productivity.

This is especially true at work. Technology has made it possible to be on call 24/7. However, all work, all the time, can leave you feeling stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted.

To restore some work-life balance, consider this simple ritual: follow the Moon. For two weeks of each month, focus on growth and new endeavors; for the next two weeks, clear the clutter, empty the inboxes and release other non-required tasks. By adopting this rhythm, you'll develop a natural sense of what you have time to manage well, and what you can take off your plate.


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A few other examples for how to create spaces for activity and rest, creation and release, in your workplace:

-- Create a clear separation in your mind between work and other areas of your life. Leave work at work, and don't work on the weekends. Spend less time thinking about work.

-- When you are at work, define your essential tasks. Dismiss those that are not critical to accomplishing what is essential. Delegate ones that are important, but which can be done by someone else.

Take breaks while you are working. Studies have shown productivity is highest when you work in 90- minute blocks, with breaks in between. Stand up. Walk around the building. Meditate.

Limit emails or phone calls to a certain time each day. Constantly reacting to the needs of others will leave you feeling run over, rather than in the driver's seat.
 
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