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I was originally going to write about something else but when I heard that Donna Summer had passed away,  I thought it was fitting to dedicate this post to the Queen of Disco. I know that many people out there want to forget disco, the bell bottom pants and platform shoes but there is one thing that should not be forgetting about that era…and it is the music.

For a long time, I’ve had numerous Donna Summer songs on my iPod.  They are really catchy songs.  They are songs that make you want to dance…songs that make you want to shake your booty! I will even admit that I blast her songs when I am in the kitchen preparing dinner (or just putting away the dishes).  It’s liberating to sing along and just dance.  Donna has left a lasting impression on me and this is just one of the ways that I can pay tribute to her and I know that there are a lot of other people out there that have her songs on their playlist too! and you know that they have this amazing ability to charge you up!

So, here are the Best 3…Donna Summer Songs:

1.  Last Dance

2.  Hot Stuff

3. Bad Girls

Honorable mentions: She Works Hard for the Money, Love to Love You Baby, I Feel Love

I have added each one of the songs because I think that the best way to remember Donna Summer’s is to sit back and just listen ..and I guarantee they will have the power to get you moving!

Farewell Queen of Disco

AG

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I was in my office today, working through a variety of problems that needed solving, trying to respond to email after email and trying to get through some of my workload, when I suddenly pushed away from my computer, closed my eyes and leaned back in my chair.  I could feel that annoying stress headache coming on and I wanted to try and eleviate it.  When I opened my eyes a few seconds later, my eyes readjusted and focused on the inspirational quote that I had put on wall a few weeks ago.  To be honest, when I am busy, I am so focused I wouldn’t have been looking at anything else but my work.  However my little pause and the quote below put a lot of things in perspective for me.  I forgot that I owe it myself to make sure that I get my work done but that I also enjoy my work day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, as a society we spend more time then we should at work.  I did some research and found  a survey conducted by The Bureau of Labor (US Department of Labor) that found that Americans (with children) spend an average of 8.6 hours at work.  If you look closer, it shows that people are work more hours than they sleep.  Unfortunately, I could not find a survey for Americans (without children).

With this information, my topic for this post was easy.  If we spend so much time at work, I thought it would be nice to talk about the best 3 ways to enjoy your work day.

So, here are the Best 3…Ways to enjoy your work day:

1.  Take a break

2. Listen to music

3.  Laugh

My number 1 best pick shouldn’t surprise many people.  I am one of those people that rarely take a break and I think in the end that really effects me.  Today, after my moment of reflection, I grabbed my favorite co-worker and we went for a walk.  It was a 10 minute break but it got me out of the building, into the fresh air and sunshine and away from work.  Truly, this is something that helped refresh me and made me enjoy the work day so much more, especially when you have good company or even if you just walk and listen to music.  It breaks the day up.  It gives you a sense of renewal to get what needs to be done completed, plus if you keep it up, it gives you a great way to enjoy your work day because its something you look forward too!

For my # 2 best pick, it had to be listen to music.  Whether you are in an office or a cubicle, listening to music is a great way to enjoy your work day.  It has a way of blocking out the world around you and not only helps you work but makes you happy.  I can usually be seen with my earphones in, swaying my head back and forth listening to music.  I love to stream radio stations that I like or use Grooveshark – whichis the world’s largest on-demand music streaming and discovery service.  You can sign up and create your own playlist.  I also bring in my iPod and listen to that as well.   If it is a day when I really need to concentrate, I usually stream classical music and it is amazing how well I can focus and how much work gets done.   If you have never done this, I highly encourage you too.

Best pick #3 is something that may not always be possible but is essential for enjoying your work day.  However you can manage it, please find a way to laugh, it really will make those hours go faster.  For me, I have co-workers that help with this.  They know how to have fun and we do laugh a lot.

 

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Hello and welcome to my blog.  My Best 3 of Everything blog was started to share what I personally believe to be the best three things of everything out there in the world.  There will be no limits to what I rank.  The possibilities are endless.  Everything from best three cereals to best three books to read on a beach.  There won’t be anything out there that will remain unranked.   My best three of everything list will always be the first thing you read but I will also explain why I chose those 3 particular items, people, places, things, etc as the best.  There may also be times when I will hand out some close runner-ups or honorable mentions.

These list are meant to be fun (with no harm intended) yet I know that there is the possibility for debate on my choices and that is indeed welcomed.  I want to hear what others might have chosen.

I hope you enjoy…

AG

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