Make the beach and my stress free place come faster, please. Today we did a relaxation exercise in one of my classes and I openly ignored all of the person’s instructions, kept my eyes open, kept my legs crossed, and did not let my mind relax. Why? Because telling myself to relax in the MIDDLE of the day isn’t productive….sorry. Instead I continuously made mental lists of things I should be doing and ignored what was going on around me. I’d call it a productive ten minutes, saved from the claws of well-meaning but poorly timed interventions.