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15-minute yoga break to fab up your focus

Ever feel totally distracted when you sit down to finish your homework? The TV's on, someone's textin' you nonstop and Twitter is abuzz with hundreds of new updates. How's a girl to focus?!

That's how I felt earlier today. My to do list was looming, but there was also a blizzard going on outside. The kitchen table was covered with a project from last night and there were stacks of books piled in the living room. Ahhh! I decided to punch out for a few minutes, and collect my thoughts with a quick yoga routine. I swapped jeans for workout pants, and flipped on my Iron Yoga DVD.

Then, I got down to settling my mind. Deep breathing and familiar postures helped clear out cluttered thoughts. I didn't finish the whole DVD, just a few minutes of stretching to escape from real-world madness. When I got back to my comp, I exited extra open windows and signed out of chat. I resisted the urge to check my email for the millionth time and left my cell downstairs. My mind was relaxed, and I was wayy more prepped to tackle my to dos.

It's hard for me to take a break when I know I have soo much ahead of me. But, truth is, spending a few minutes moving and chilling made me ready for everything the afternoon had to offer!

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by Katie Abbondanza | 2/1/2016
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