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The Importance Of a Proper Work Break

The Importance Of a Proper Work Break

The need to relax and take a break from work is a requirement for your body. But, studies show people are happier at work–even while claiming they rather be at home.

The contradiction may be a consequence of a lack of thought into how days off are spent. Leisure, if no thought is applied, often ends up being wasted in low-reward thoughtless activity.

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Try ones for things you’ve always wanted to try instead of the academic ones. Learning without pressure can be relaxing as it takes your mind off results and onto process.

Some people do fine with unstructured days off, but others can better enjoy themselves when they plan fun things to do even when they don’t follow them perfectly.

Contact people you haven’t talked to in a few months. Call up old friends and drop people messages to meet up.

Meditation doesn’t need to be long and uncomfortable, it may just mean having some extra time with your thoughts. 

Stop your time management routine for a day and aim to be as slow as possible.

Keep a calendar that can store potential activities you might like to take part in. Unless you need to buy tickets well in advance, this planning ensures you’ll always have options for interesting things to do.

Make your most intense workday the one before your day off

Not keeping them separate tends to decrease performance in both. Working on your days off, your body starts being lazy during your workday to compensate.

If you enjoy reading, reading provides an easy way to avoid wasting your days off. If you don’t enjoy reading, that’s okay too–days off are about relaxing, not productivity.

Spend a day reviewing your life’s trajectory to inject new energy into goals that might otherwise lose motivation over time.

If your schedule won’t allow a complete day off, try to squeeze in either a half or quarter day vacation in.

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