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Taking Breaks

How to Be More Productive by Taking Breaks

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Matt Tenney

There's a good reason why marathon training regimens include lots of rest in between training runs. The body needs rest in order to repair itself and prepare for the next training run. We all know that our muscles need rest between periods of intense exercise.

Why We Need Breaks: What I Learned in 100 Days Away From Work

Brit Stueven | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Brit Stueven

It's only been five months since my husband and I planted our American feet into Germany for a two-year adventure, and already, my work-life perspectives have radically changed. Physically uprooting from Denver has undoubtedly inspired me to live differently.

The Importance of Downtime

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

Being a passionate professional, a business owner or an inspired leader (or all of the above), I'm guessing you probably struggle with this as much as I do: getting enough rest, being away from your devices and generally enjoying some peace and quiet on a regular basis.

One Simple Thing That Makes You a Star

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Don Joseph Goewey

People don't take breaks partly because of guilt, partly because they are afraid it will cause them to fall behind, but mainly it's because we've been conditioned to keep our nose to the grindstone.

3 Ways To Take A Break And Still Get Things Done

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.14.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Taking occasional breaks is a healthy way to stay on task and allow your mind to decompress enough to process information efficiently. Fortunately, there are a few ways to take an effective break without necessarily ruining your work streak.

Are You Working at the Right Job? Here's How to Tell

Karolina Szczur | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Karolina Szczur

During eight years of my career I have worked at more than ten product-oriented companies or agencies -- and I've also had dozens of clients when freelancing. Some of those jobs were terrible, some of them were OK, but almost none made me happy. Up until now.

You've Been Taking Breaks All Wrong. Here's How To Do It Right.

Posted 12.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Next time you're plowing through a days-long pile of work, barely looking up from your computer, consider this: Breaks are scientifically-proven to bo...

A Year of Pause

Kevin Cashman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kevin Cashman

As we pause during this unique time of transition, why not resolve to taking back our lives through intentional choices? In 2013, let's choose to pause deeply, treat ourselves kindly, and include pause as a best practice for creating more connection, meaning, and fulfillment.

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.

How Hawaiians Reboot Their Brains

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

It's no wonder many people feel low energy, tired and sleep-deprived considering the pace of life and work today. We think we're getting more done, but what we're actually doing is we're keeping the computers -- our brains -- on all the time.

The Secret to Insight: Letting Go of the Mind

Marc Lesser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Lesser

Would Archimedes have had his eureka moment if he'd gone to the baths and immediately started catching up on email while trolling the Internet for half-priced togas?