TAKE A BREAK: WHY IT’S ESSENTIAL & IDEAS

Balancing a career, social life, mental health, children, relationships, and LIFE can be quite challenging. Whether you’re in school, an entrepreneur, working at a desk, a mother, or a combination; self-care looks different for all of us.

I’ve written about the importance of self-care multiple times (check them out here); and while I’m still a huge advocate of deliberately protecting our mental health, the actual term “self-care” has been morphed by the media into something that seems unreachable for the everyday person.

But don’t you worry! After exposing & overlooking the the bullshit; we can focus on the basics: balance, consciousness, & importance of taking breaks.

We can all agree that we need to give ourselves more time to unwind and relax – correct? Keep reading to see how I incorporate small breaks into my sometimes chaotic & always busy life.

I promise, a little time away from the everyday hustle can go a long way.

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For the first year of my career, I put myself on the back burner and prioritized everyone else before myself. At a certain time, I felt the affects of my own neglect: exhaustion, frustration, burn out, loss of my reliable structure, and forgoing my wants.

It’s not easy, but the benefits of taking an intentional break definitely outweigh the negatives.

TOP 5 PERSONAL BREAK IDEAS (weekend, after work, early morning)

  1. technology free hour
  2. escape into nature
  3. read a book
  4. go on a walk/group workout class
  5. solo lunch date (my favorites: sweetgreen, chop’t, chipotle)

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TOP 5 WORK BREAK IDEAS

  1. eat lunch away from desk
  2. quick outside walk
  3. coffee with a coworker
  4. mindless fun internet time: scrolling instagram, catch up with pop culture, buzzfeed quizzes, or looking up recipes
  5. stretch

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What are some of your self-care & break techniques?

Have you taken a break this week yet?

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