But before we start – do the ritual will you? take a pen and a paper. (I would have grabbed a box full of sketch-pens, colourful stickynotes and a cup of black coffee as well)
the instructions –
* jot down the lines or quotes that hit you deep or motivate you in the following post.
* AND listen to your heart speak to you while you read these lines.
Lesson 9 – All About Breaks!
It is essential to know the art of taking periodic breaks. Why? I’ll explain this to you – your body runs on energy – when you run out of that energy you feel tired – to re-energise yourself you must take a break. Simple!
I know what you’re thinking right now? But Nishita – what if we have so much work that there is no time to take a break! Or Nishita – if I take a break I fear that my workflow will be disturbed and I will no longer have the concentration to work again. Or any other excuse that you can knit. bla. bla. bla.
This lesson will help you untangle this knot of yours. Let’s begin shall we? Continue reading – (sipping tea):
*before taking a break check your progress – jot down all the pending tasks.
– you can write their status and priority alongside with them.
*leave your workplace – but stay close to it
* Keep yourself hydrated – drink water (than coffee or cola)
* Eat something
*Complete the non-essential tasks – like cleaning your room / prepping for the next day / cleaning yourself
*talk to someone close – it will help refresh you.
*do not checkin your socials
*have a playlist to listen to/ sing to
*read a book – could be anything as long as it gets you pumped up.
*journal your extra thoughts – write down about all of the distracting thoughts that pester you while you work/ study.
*do not switch on to t.v.
*go for a walk – and stare into space. yes – this is helpful
*set an alarm – to restrict yourself from wasting those extra minutes turned hours on your break
* check up on your pending tasks and take on from there.
*it is a great time to start on new tricky assignments as well – your mind and body will support you in your endeavours.
*know when you are going to take another break.
*this will fool your mind into tricking it.
Until Next Time,