Bonus: You'll have something to toss around if you head to a beach or park on your vacation.Travelers, relieve lower back pain with this simple tip | My Itchy Travel FeetPhoto by Klim Levene.
Because the beach ball is filled with air, it allows you to move in your chair which in turn, moves your spine just enough to keep it from getting stiff.Put a very small amount of air in the ball (once you’re in flight, the pressure change will increase the pressure in the ball so you don’t need much air). Place the ball in the small of your back. Increase or decrease the amount of air to your comfort level. About every thirty minutes, move the ball either up or down an inch or two. While in flight, periodically move side to side, forward and back for about a minute—kind of a small rocking motion of your trunk on the ball. When you’re done with the flight, deflate the ball and store for later use.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Saying "no" without feeling like a jerk isn't easy, but as another "no" advocate, Ernie Miller writes, "no" can be a beautiful word.Creative People Say No | MediumPhoto by Phatic-Photography (Shutterstock).
Saying “no” has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined. No guards time, the thread from which we weave our creations. The math of time is simple: you have less than you think and need more than you know. We are not taught to say “no.” We are taught not to say “no.” “No” is rude. “No” is a rebuff, a rebuttal, a minor act of verbal violence. “No” is for drugs and strangers with candy.
Creators do not ask how much time something takes but how much creation it costs. This interview, this letter, this trip to the movies, this dinner with friends, this party, this last day of summer. How much less will I create unless I say “no?” A sketch? A stanza? A paragraph? An experiment? Twenty lines of code? The answer is always the same: “yes” makes less.