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Take lots of breaks

Take lots of breaks

It’s easy to forget about what’s best for your brain when you’re battling a deadline. 

You might think pushing through is what you need to do, but a 2011 University of Illinois study found focusing too long on a task actually decreases productivity.

Doing something as simple as taking a quick walk can increase your creativity and energy. .

The Pomodoro technique has individuals taking breaks starting every 25 minutes, but other methods could have you working for a full 90 minutes. The key is to find what works best for you.

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Do nothing

It’s important to take time to get quiet each day.

Meditation can be an effective way to rest your mind, while increasing your creativity and focus. It can also help lower your stress and reduce negative emotions.

Also, it might be helpful to start with only a couple minutes at a time and then increase the amount as you get more used to doing it.

If you’ve been under the pressure of constantly trying to do more, let me encourage you to try doing less. 

The key to finding the ideas your business needs could be as simple as taking the time to take care of yourself.

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Sleep in more

How long should you sleep?

The actual amount of time depends on your body’s needs, but your goal is to wake up feeling refreshed. While you’re sleeping, your body is doing the essential maintenance required. 

Your cells are repairing, your brain is processing information and your sympathetic nervous system is relaxing.

When you shortchange your sleep, you shortchange yourself.

If you enjoy waking up early, try adjusting your schedule to go to bed earlier. 

If you want to stay up late, start allowing yourself to sleep in.

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Laugh

Several years ago, the WHO named “stress” as the “The Health Epidemic of the 21st Century”. Since then, the pandemic has increased the amount of stress individuals are feeling at work and home.

One way to help combat stress is through laughter.

When you laugh, your body releases endorphins that reduce stress and improve your mood.

Studies have also shown that laughing can help reduce blood pressure.Each day, try to seek out ways to laugh more. 

It only takes a few minutes to watch a quick video or chat with a funny friend, and you’ll start to feel the benefits immediately.

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Research shows that humans naturally move from full focus and energy to physiological fatigue every 90 minutes.

Many different methods have been developed around the idea of work and rest, including the 90-minute Technique, the Pomodoro Technique and the 52-17 Technique.

The important point isn’t the exact length of the sprint or the break, it’s to figure out what “pulse and pause” cycle works best for you

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This Is Why You Feel Tired Everyday

Are you sick and tired of feeling weary all day long? Dropping these bad habits can help. 

If you are consistently exhausted even when you think you’ve done your best to stay healthy and active, probably you’re missing something. This is usually a combination of those little bad habits you have and never imagined could bring such a big mess. 

Why am I always tired? Here are some bad habits to avoid:

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