Start another busy week with your well-being in mind.
We all know self-care is important, we know what to do and sometimes, when we have time, we do it. What’s the point of one more blog post about it? Actual research points to how to make limited time for breaks and relaxation more effective.
“If you’re using the same mental activities to relax as you do to work, your brain isn’t really getting a rest. To really relax, it’s better to find something that doesn’t resemble the work you do”,
When you have time to relax and decompress after work, make that time count by using different skills and doing different things than you do at work, according to a recent article in lifehacker and a stress management research review in 99u.com.
For example, spend a lot of time working on the computer (e.g. case notes, monthly reports, employer research)? Spending an evening or lunch break surfing social media with your eyes on another computer screen might not be as relaxing as you hope.
And again, the point? Take a 10 minute break from work – and leave your cell phone behind, too!