Have you heard of the Air Traffic Controller’s Guide to Life?
- They are under intense pressure every one minute as another airplane lands or takes off – talk about anxiety!
- Air traffic controllers work two-hour shifts and then take 45 minutes off to unwind and refocus before returning to the pressure cooker.
- It’s not necessary for the rest of us to get a 45-minute break every two hours, but some kind of time away is essential.
- You can’t stare at a computer screen and remain sitting for hours without fatigue clouding the mind – wait, students can’t learn if they are in their seats for too long without a break.
Our brains were not built to be on constantly – if we start recognizing that inherent fact today, we can adapt the stress in our lives to the relief that only we can give it.
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