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Unchain Yourself From Your Desk

Things to do at work, when you must get away:
1) Take a walk. 15 minutes outside is a godsend.
2) Listen to a 10-minute meditation podcast. There are a lot of podcasts on iTunes. College Behavioral Health Centers are a great (free) resource.
3) Combine #s 1 & 2.
4) My personal favorite: Listen to a quiet mix (with a sleep or relax theme), with ambient sounds in the background. I use my iTunes playlists with water, rain, submerged ocean sounds, etc., on the Ambience app. I use the paid version, which is about $3.00.
5) Try a creative writing technique, like writing yourself a letter to get out the frustration before taking it out on a co-worker. I email myself, home-account to home-account.

Be well!

Awesome Apps: ComicBook

To start my “Awesome Apps” reviews, I’ll show off ComicBook!, which I use to create many if the lists on this blog.

ComicBook! is awesome because you can create a paneled story using the photos you already have on your iPad or iPhone, adding speech bubbles and included stickers. My favorite use for ComicBook! is to make lists of things to do in a day and then use them as my iPad wallpaper as a reminder through the day. I’ve used it to create tips of how to fall asleep, create a sign for my Superhero Shout-Outs, and another for my new Awesome Apps (all posted on this blog). I also make birthday posters to email out, and am asked to make outlandish reminders for friends.

ComicBook! helps me do something creative and distracting when I’m not feeling well and need to make something tedious (like a list of how I should structure a manic day) more palatable. With ComicBook!, the tasks even become fun. And they’re all mine – there’s so much flexibility within the app. I highly recommend it.

ComicBook! was created by 3DTOPO (aka Oliver Wolfson & Jeshua Lacock), and is sold on iTunes for $1.99. You can buy additional sticker sheets from within the app.


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