I  just came back from a much needed break.  I’ve been working on a lot of different things lately that will premiere between the fall and next spring while keeping up with the usual.

Knowing how important it is to take breaks, I made my last one a little bit longer than usual.  Breaks are a necessary part of any schedule.  No matter how busy you are you need time to regroup and to recharge so that you can accomplish everything that needs to be done.

Do you stop during the course of your work day to take a quick break?  Even just a walk to the water cooler at work or to the kitchen for a quick snack that you have waiting is good.  Get up from your desk or workspace and go outside for a walk around the building and to catch a breath of fresh air.  When you take that short period of time it gives your mind and your body the break that they need and also allows you return to the task at hand with a clear and fresh mind, rejuvenated and ready to go.

If you’re not in the habit of adding a break or two during the course of your day, I strongly suggest that you make it a habit. Also be in the habit of taking a day, two days or a week off at least a few times a year.  You don’t have to go anywhere, just catch some R&R and make the time to be good to yourself.  These are habits that will support you in being at your top productivity level and your mind and body will appreciate it too.

I take at least two breaks during the course of my day and at the end of each, I’m ready to get back to what I’ve been doing.  That last break that I took worked wonders for me.  I am physically rejuvenated, my mind is refreshed and full of new ideas and ready to create new things.  Have you taken a break today?  When was the last time you took a vacation?  If you haven’t taken a break today or haven’t taken some time off in a while, decide right now when you’re going to take a break and when you’re next vacation is going to be and then add it to your calendar.

Taking breaks is a necessary part of any work day, regardless of how busy you are.  In fact, the busier you are, the more important the breaks are.  Putting time in your schedule for a quick break during the day and regular days off is a must for everyone.

« »