9 a.m.: The minute you get to work, figure out when you're going to take a break.
"I'd write it into my schedule—a class, if possible, or even 10 minutes to meditate. Letting work take over and forgetting physicality is forgetting that life requires balance."
— Francesca Harper, singer, actress, choreographer and dancer in the Broadway show The Color Purple
"If you have time for exercise—even 30 minutes—make it as intense as possible and try to get out of your head. In preseason training, when I have to do a lot of running, I listen to music. It helps me stop thinking and push harder."
— Dianne DeNecochea, professional beach volleyball player
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