Get up & SCRAM

Trying to have the break before pain starts to build (for example when you’re sitting at the computer screen) …we all know we ‘should’ … don’t we?
Stopping when the going is good is hard. Sometimes, really hard.

What helps?
I don’t think there’s one way for everyone – but here’s an idea…

I’ve recently been using a kitchen timer to get myself started. To stop the procrastination.
> Timer on for 10-15 mins, then I whizz round and tidy, or then I start pulling together the information to get started (e.g. get all the documents in one place so I can create an invoice, or complete a document).
> Once the timer has gone off – I write down what I’ve done. Little bit of self-congratulation.
> Then decide what the next 10-15mins is going to consist of. More of the same? Something different?
> Repeat as required … Also allowing some fun, relaxing stuff as a reward too!

Here’s the thing …
This kitchen timer is a fabulous way to remind myself to have a movement break too.
To stop even when the going is good.
To stop and change before pain starts.
> All I do is ‘Get up & SCRAM’ when the timer goes off.

Get up! then choose which part of SCRAM I wish to add…

S
Stretch (up? back? out? wide?)

C
Change direction (eg sitting becomes gently bending backwards,
arms down at side becomes reaching up or reaching back, jaw clenched becomes jaw wide)

R
Relax (Breathing? Mindfulness? What works for you?)

A
Appreciate (e.g. I find one thing to be thankful for)

M
Move (Walk? Skip? Dance? Jump? Stairs? Star jumps? Burpees? What works for you?)

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