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Taking a Break

5 Science-Backed Ways Taking A Break Boosts Our Productivity

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

Most of us are aware that taking breaks from physical activity is necessary to recuperate and prevent injuries. Taking breaks in our mental work is equally helpful, and can be a great boost to our productivity as well.

5 Reasons Why You Should Go on Vacation as Soon as Possible

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

Many of us are used to just breaking away in the summer once we have put in a solid six months of hard of work. I wanted to break that habit. So putting fear aside, I left for an amazing adventure in Peru's Sacred Valley.

Why Stopping to Smell the Roses Is Crucial for Your Business

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

When one task gets crossed off of the list, three more show up. It is all part of growing your business, dreaming bigger and getting things done. We need to understand that there will never be a final line that we will cross before we are done and can take a break.

Take a Break - Or Else

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 10.19.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

In short bursts all of this is tolerable and maybe even desirable to get the adrenaline flowing. But as a steady diet the stress can become detrimental -- not only to the business owner but to the business, as well.

Pushing the Pause Button on Life

Maria Senise | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I don't know how else to explain the experience besides saying we put a pause on real life and took a break. We let ourselves immerse in nothing but fun and joy and forgot about everything else temporarily.

20 Minutes To Maximize Your Productivity As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.20.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It can be overwhelming, especially if you're new to the world of entrepreneurship, but even on those busiest crazy days, it's possible to clear your head and set yourself up for higher productivity.

The Perspective-Shifting Habit Of These Extremely Creative People

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes the best ideas come to the person who isn’t actively searching for them. We spend a lot of time racking our brains in morning meetings...

Rabbis Have Feelings Too

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ilana Garber

There has been so much pain for rabbis in the past few months, and I have to wonder if this pressure, fatigue, and pain is getting to everyone. Perhaps we need to learn better self-care.

10 Reasons To Take A Random Day Off Of Work

Susie Moore | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The world is OK if we take a few hours to ourselves to relax and revive a little. I start the weekend relaxed, organized and in a splendid mood. Do you need any more reasons?

8 Reasons To Take A Break From Your Relationship

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.28.2014 | Divorce
Tinatin Japaridze

2. Stepping aside and finding yourself can be vital, especially after years of coexisting in a committed, long-term relationship.

How I Know You Need A Break

Debra Carpenter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

You're filling the role of mother, nurse, chef, teacher, maid, handyman and personal shopper -- all day, every day. It makes perfect sense that you're tired and grumpy and maybe a little frazzled.

3 Ways to Listen to Your Body Before Your Brain Explodes

Maria Ross | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Ross

The body knows way before we do when it needs a break. And we as a culture need to start listening. We need to encourage "no-excuse" breaks, mental health days and most of all, saying "no."

Does Taking A Break From A Relationship Ever Work?

Posted 08.29.2013 | Divorce

When news broke Wednesday that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were separating after nearly 13 years of marriage, we were a little thrown off...

The Importance Of Doing Nothing

Jane Han | Posted 09.22.2013 | Teen
Jane Han

Whenever my life becomes a clogged up pipe, my dad often tells me to do absolutely nothing. Yes, nothing. Though I become befuddled by his suggestion, I always give it a try anyway.

Notes From the Creative Underground

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Declaring to myself that I would keep no calendar, unplug from my laptop and all obligations, I set forth to discover what the morning would bring and follow the call of my heart.

Don't Wait Till You're Perfect to Date (Because That Won't Happen)

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.21.2013 | Women

If you're holding off on dating until you've lost the weight, bought better clothes or are awaiting the arrival of an brilliant future version of yourself, you've done yourself a huge disservice. Because it's not the goal that's holding you back.

I Learned How To Lose Myself -- And I'm Better For It

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Ann Brenoff

While my previous travel adventures, like backpacking for a year after college around Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East had been quests to find myself, this trip was the polar opposite: I wanted to lose myself.

LOOK: 50 Ways To Take A Break, And The Essential First Step Of Remembering

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

I used to think there'd come a moment when my to do list would get done and then I could take a break. Of course, in time, I came to see that this open space seldom arrives on its own -- that life has a way of continually filling up unless I do something to make it otherwise.

Taking Rest Is Wisdom For The Ages

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Many of us are so busy doing whatever it takes to keep all the balls bouncing that we fail to even notice how depleted we are becoming until the wheels begin to fall off our wagon and something forces us to stop.

Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit: Meditating with Dinosaurs... Really?

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Finding time to sit quietly in a room is no easy task for any of us. I know for myself, even before having kids, it was hard to find time for such non-activity.

Why Are We So Bad At Taking Breaks?

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

I wish we could start a cultural movement to reclaim the power of the break. For starters, it might help to recognize that by definition, a break is supposed to happen between things, just as a page break is inserted right within a book's content.

Taking Timeouts To Decrease Stress And Increase Creativity

Robert J. Kriegel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Kriegel, Ph.D.

The human engine, like any other, runs on energy. The more you have at your disposal, the healthier you'll be and the better you'll feel and perform. But you can't continually run an engine in the red zone, at max output, or it will burn out.

How To Break Up And Make Up, With Minimal Injury In Between | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Rejection is hard, no matter how you look at it. When you are told "no," it hurts, brings up insecurities, and becomes a layer of grime over everythin...

Why You Must Vacation When Your Wallet Is Empty

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Sometimes, it's just when you can least afford to take a break that it turns out to be the most necessary. If you are anything like me, you've heard ...