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Improve your day, be more productive and feel better by indulging in a short daily break – no matter how busy you are
Take time to dream when you stop your busy life for a coffee break
A new survey says Canadians have less free time than even five years ago. Technology, life coaches and consultants say, part of the reason is that even when we don’t have to, we’re busy checking our phones, sending out texts and updating our status.
While workplaces are demanding, much of the stress we’re currently under, they suggest, is self-derived. If we’d only take breaks instead of continually plugging in, we might find we have more time than we think.
Breaks for relaxation from technology’s demands don’t just happen, however. That’s why it’s a great idea to plan unplugged time with enjoyable everyday rituals like the one I recommend: coffee and croissants at a local café.
Before you start harrumphing about how you don’t have time, consider that taking a short break can actually improve productivity once you get back to work.
Sure, you’re “too busy” to step away from the screen for a lunch break, or fit in a quick walk outside when afternoon’s slump hits. But building mini-breaks like coffee and a croissant into your day can energize and recharge you, making you that much more efficient.
If you really can’t justify a break in your day, here’s a little help. A coffee break will allow you to: