“Try to pause each day and take a walk to view nature.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
🚀 So far 2020 has been a wild year across the board. And that means there’s never been a better time to look at what actually taking a break can do for you!
Some people might make the argument that taking a break is just being lazy or not productive, but taking breaks allows you the chance to relax and take a breather. They’re a good thing for you to do!
Benefits of Taking Breaks
Right away, let’s say that taking breaks will increase your productivity if that’s something you’re worried about! Research has proven this. By giving yourself time to rest, your brain is given crucial time to not focus on work.
Some great benefits of taking breaks include:
- Allows for you to refocus
- You’ll retain more information
- Creativity is sparked
- You’ll think more clearly
These benefits are great for you on an individual level and for your business overall. When you’re well rested, your daily life improves and your overall brain power is at full capacity!
What to do During My Break
When taking a break, doing anything that gives your brain a chance to relax is what you want to aim for.
Some things you can do include:
- Going for a walk outside
- Listening to some music
- Take a nap
- Have a snack or grab a coffee
- Give your UFO a tune up
- Doodle or color
These are all activities that aim to keep your mind off of work or the task at hand. Your brain gets a break from having to focus and make decisions and you might just get your daily walk in.
Set A Reminder
It’s so easy to forget to do things throughout the busy day. So use your phone or even your computer that you work from to set a reminder!
No matter if you’re looking to take a 5 minute break every hour or long breaks throughout the day, setting a reminder is an easy way to make sure you stick to those breaks!
As small business owners, you want to make sure you take the time to keep yourself healthy! Breaks throughout the day (and those longer breaks like vacation when you’re able to) are a simple and easy way to take care of yourself!
Taking breaks is more important now than ever, with stress levels rising all over. So take the time out of your day to relax a little bit.
Schedule something fun and relaxing into each work day
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