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The pause is as important as the note: Thankful Thursday #9

July 15, 2010

The summer is suddenly very humid and very busy! Luckily it’s that exhilarating kind of busy where my excitement about the projects I’m working on eclipses my stress. (As for the humidity: thank goodness for window air conditioners and pink lemonade.) I have one of those crazy-active imaginations that makes it difficult for me to turn off my mind when I’ve got a lot on the go. Sometimes that makes it pretty hard to relax. My coping method lately? Mandatory music breaks! I put my headphones in, find a song on my iPod, and say to myself, “Self, for the next 4 minutes and 12 seconds (or however long my chosen song happens to be), the only thing you are allowed to think about is this song.”

Here are a few of the songs I’ve used for mandatory music breaks:

(Oh, 3:28 of Lodestar, you are so worth the wait.)

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