The holidays are over and the new year has begun. With great excitement and renewed energy we all dive into the tasks we left behind. For some of us, those tasks were BIG; new things that we needed to learn; new ideas that we needed to explore. For others, those tasks are exciting, a new opportunity to excel, a new project to show how we shine. And for a few, those are the tasks that we left behind because we wanted to put them off to the last possible moment. That moment is here and now the tasks must be undertaken no matter how much we'd like to avoid them.
The one thing that we all have in common is that once we begin working on these tasks, we need to focus, concentrate, move those tasks to completion. Disruptions cause a loss of mental flow. Maybe, you are like me and work at home. The doors and windows are open, the power keeps dropping in and out, the noise of the highway spills into the room and WHAM! a door slams. My mind jumps from "Oh, I need to write this blog and make sure all the words are in the right place, spelled correctly and make sense" to who opened that door? Why wasn't the other door closed? Was anyone hurt? And my writing is interrupted, my mental flow is jarred, my thoughts are lost. Now, I have to waste time trying to pick up my train of thought and move forward.
One slam isn't too bad. I can recover quickly. The door is closed. My do not disturb sign is out. The house is secure. WHAM! Okay, maybe the house isn't secure. Did someone open a door again? Where is the dog? Does it really matter? No, probably not but since I'm thinking about it...
I work from home. I get to be home alone all day. As long as I am concentrating on a task I like, the interruptions aren't too painful. Not everyone is as lucky as me. In an office situation, doors slamming with people coming and going can continuously interrupt your train of thought. When that happens too frequently, you will begin to feel irritated. After irritation comes stress. Stress can lead to multiple health issues including stroke and heart attack. If you are lucky, you can leave that stress behind when you leave the building. If your are not so lucky, you can take that stress home with you and rub it off on your spouse and children.
Worse yet, stress can interrupt your sleep and interrupted sleep can cause more stress. Not all stressors and interruptions can be avoided but those that are resultant from a slamming door can be eliminated completely with SoftSlam.
SoftSlam absorbs the force of a slamming door so that the door meets the jamb gently, reducing the bang that sets your heart racing, your teeth on edge and your stress levels soaring.
This month, we are working on our final new year tweeks to the SoftSlam. Our upcoming production run will have the best of SoftSlam engineering in its embodiment. Look for us at the Rotorua Home and Garden Show.
Nick and Elizabeth