During one of the workshops at the sustainable energy fair in Crestone, we took a meditation break. Now before you snort with laughter, let me say that I see the same technique suggested on p. 158 of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Spirituality in the Workplace:
Our work ethic tells us that if things aren't going the way we want them to, the solution lies with working harder. Not true. Stop, step back from what you have been doing, and look at the whole picture. From this perspective, reassess your efforts. Consciously involve your Self, asking, "How can I move forward and be in balance?" Work balanced, not harder.