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Sharable Bits: Compliments, Doing Nothing, Standing Desk

Blog post: Genuine compliments matter

Why it’s worth sharing: Vicki A. Davis reminds us about how important it is to give genuine compliments to our students and colleagues every day. I certainly try to follow this advice in my day to day work. Remembering to thank people for their effort and acknowledging their success is a simple gesture that can make a big impact. After all, we all want to be good at what we’re doing and to know that what we do is meaningful, don’t we?

Challenge: Do Nothing for Two Minutes

Why it’s worth sharing: It’s a simple website with a simple idea: relax and do nothing for only two minutes. Easy, no? Well, it turns out it can be quite a challenge if you’re used to constantly check your e-mails, Facebook, Twitter and what not. It’s certainly a nice idea that encourages to stop and relax, even if it is just for our couple of minutes. Perhaps we’d all felt a little bit better if we passed this simple challenge every day. (via @mashable)

Idea: Standing desk

Standing desk

Why it’s worth sharing: Gina Trapani’s blog post Why and How I Switched to a Standing Desk provides a nice overview of the transition from a traditional “sitdown desk” to a standing desk and working on your feet. As someone, who tends to sit behind the computer desk in awkward positions all day long, I find this idea quite intriguing. I admit - I haven’t decided to make the switch yet, but at least the post reminded me that I should get up and stretch more often during the day.

Sharable Bits is a series of weekly posts that will highlight some of the most interesting bits and bytes that I stumble upon. No bad news, just ideas that inspire, touch or entertain in a unique way.

Originally published at http://ialja.blogspot.com/2011/01/sharable-bits-compliments-doing-nothing.html