Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada and Happy Columbus day to those in the United states.
While the turkey is in the oven and the pumpkin pies are are ready to eat, I was thinking about what thanksgiving means to me both as a person and as a person who works online.
I have been given a battery of tests as my health has not been the best over the last few months and was given the news by my doctor ( I gave him a hug by the way which totally astounded the man and had him going red ha ha ha) that while physically my health is good, I need to destress myself more as it is affecting my health and not for the best!
When we work online for any reason, its easy to fall into the trap of just staying online and forgetting about the world outside of the screen and it can affect us in ways that we are not even aware of!
For example eyes! While I know I have to get my eyes checked as it has been a few years, I have been noticing that when I leave my desk, I can’t see very well…in fact I have a terrible time focusing on anything and it can take many hours to get my vision back. Trust me it sucks! Since talking to my doctor I am now making a point of leaving my desk and going outside and looking into the distance – did you know that there is a lot of beauty in the clouds and when you see the trees or mountains or whatever you make a point of looking at..the simplicity and the beauty is just amazing!
Bogdan wrote a post earlier this year “Stay healthy while working online” that I feel everyone should read as it has some very good health tips for anyone working online and its a great reminder that if we don’t take care of ourselves, then problems will happen!
What else am I thankful for?
I am thankful for all the people in my life whether it be online or in real who have taught me to look beyond the obvious, who have made me think and who have had faith in me, you have no idea how much it means to me!
Well turkey is almost done..the table is set and I just wanted to give you a little gift – from my home to yours!