“Smoking actually has a few things going for it,” was the last thing I expected to hear a massage therapist friend tell me. She takes care of people’s bodies for a living, but here were her points:
- Taking smoke breaks throughout the day forces you to stop what you’re doing at regular intervals.
- This means you have to get up from your chair, step outside, and actually move around for a little bit.
- For the 7–10 minutes that it takes to smoke a cigarette, you’re essentially meditating and focusing on your breath.
Now before you ask, no I don’t smoke, and I definitely don’t recommend anyone start.
But I have started taking random 7 minute “smoke breaks” throughout the day to just stop what I’m doing, stand outside, and think — and I’m really enjoying it. I think others might enjoy it too.