2 Great Break Activities That Benefit You and Your Business

Stepping away from work can be beneficial

Let’s face it. If you’re a business owner or an entrepreneur, you’re practically working all of the time. Even now, you’re reading this on a mobile phone or computer and as soon as you get a phone call, text, or your e-mail beeps your attention will be drawn away from reading this to taking care of that, and then something else will happen and you’ll stop reading altogether.

You need a break. We all need a break every once in a while. In fact, taking breaks is actually beneficial and will make you work better (If you don’t believe me, check this article out from www.psychcentral.com and Dr. Rick Nauert).

Some of us don’t like taking breaks because we’re not improving anything or building anything, and we simply feel like we’re wasting time. So here are 2 break ideas that benefit yourself and your business.

Break idea number 1: Read. I used to read all of the time when I was younger. I read many books, with Ivanhoe being one of my all-time favorites. However, with becoming an adult and building my business, I, like many of you, just haven’t had time to read. But according to this article from The Telegraph, reading can help reduce stress. Can you imagine a break activity that actually reduced stress? That’s pretty much what a good break should do. If you want more health benefits to reading, this article from the Huffington Post is a good read.

Break idea number 2: Exercise, specifically go for a run. Or take a walk around the office parking lot or city lot. According to the Harvard Health Blog and Heidi Godman in “Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills”, regular aerobic exercise (essentially anything that elevates your heart rate) improves your brain’s ability to remember and learn. With so many things vying for our attention, it’s important that we try to maintain peak mental health.

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