B!B!E! Self Care

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Bike!Bike! Everywhere! is packed with interesting workshops. If there are a lot of workshops compatible with your time zone and schedule all in a row, you should know it's ok to miss some events to look after your own needs. Here are some things that you might want to do besides go to Bike!Bike! workshops:

  • Make new friends during B!B!E! and reach out to them
  • Eat food. Beans! Greens! Fruits! Nuts! Seeds! And more!
  • Go outside during the 10-minute breaks
    • Get some sunshine and/or fresh air
    • Look into the distance. It relaxes your eye muscles.
      • Seriously. Spend an hour all at once looking into the distance on the days of the conference. Makes a huge difference.
  • Drink water
  • Keep your screen as far away from your eyes as possible. It will help keep your eyes a little more relaxed.
  • 11.5 minute "tech neck" video for stretching your neck
  • Use good posture
  • Get your blood flowing
    • Jumping jacks
    • Jump rope
    • Pushups (or wall pushups)
    • Situps
    • Hand stands
    • Jog around the block
    • Got a dog? Take your dog out to pee.
    • Don't have a dog? Take your imaginary dog out to pee.
    • Take a really long walk
    • Go for a bike ride
    • Pop a wheelie
  • Remember to breathe