Refresh and reset, 4 types of breaks to take at work
Does the thought of taking a break at work make you feel anxious? Do you often feel like there's too much work and not enough time?
Numerous studies have shown that taking a break from your hectic schedule, and carving out 'me-time' throughout your work day is essential in avoiding burnout, and for your all-round mental wellbeing and productivity. Here are 4 types of must-take work breaks to reset and refresh throughout your day.
#1 Get some fresh air
Whether you're working from home or in an office, don't forget to step outside and get some fresh air. Stretch, or go for a brisk walk around the block to help you feel refreshed and ready to take on whatever comes your way.
#2 Sky gazing
If you've ever felt overwhelmed by work or life, try immersing yourself in sky gazing. Yes, it sounds a little weird BUT according to ecopsychologist, Dr. Sarah Conn, looking up at the sky may help you put your emotions into perspective and view your situation in a larger context. The feeling of space outside can help you translate that spaciousness within yourself, and help you 'step out of your head', and into a calmer mindset.
#3 Mindful lunch
Next time you feel tempted to scoff down your lunch at your desk (or skip lunch entirely), think about your lunch break as way of slowing down and treating yourself to something special. In many cultures, lunch is sacrilege and is an important part of the day, a way to reconnect with others, mentally reset and nourish yourself.
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