I have known for quite some time now that there was a small fitness center one floor above our offices. Indeed, my co-workers and I have been known to complain about the noise coming from above, sometimes sounding like a set of weights are going to drop right onto our heads, or like the person on the treadmill may have exceeded the speed limit.
A while back our people finally complained to their people and were told there was nothing that could be done about it. There was simply nowhere else in the building for them to go. All was not lost though, and instead they offered to give us a discounted membership. That was quite some time ago, and it has taken me this long to take them up on this nearly free offer.
I mean come on now, it is just one floor above me! I can go up there for a half hour during lunch time, get a little work-out to de-stress, and still be able to grab a bite to eat at my desk. This will come in really handy on the days that I have classes and can’t make it out for a run or a swim before or after work. I have also vowed to pack my lunch, thereby making up for the cost of the fitness center in just one week each month.
I felt so peaceful after my yoga class. I didn’t even need to drink more caffeine to get through the afternoon. Suddenly I feel brilliant.
The moral of this story is that sometimes the answer to your question might come in the form of a slight pounding over your head, begging for your attention.