Yep. This is the kind of #bossbetter stuff I like to work on.
How can we hack a 5 minute break so it feels eternally reinvigorating?
𝗕𝗮𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗽; 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗽
Time flies by when you scroll through your social media feeds, or play videogames. This one of the worst traps you can set for your break (and your 🧠). Instead, try taking a “stand up and do nothing” 5 minute break. You can think and move, but stay away from gadgets. Don’t get fancy and meditate. Don’t exercise, no. Just do nothing. (Or knit. I am serious.)
See how that feels afterwards.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻?
When we let our brains wander, the “default mode network” comes online. This network holds the secrets behind why Eureka moments tend to happen during showers, long walks, or while folding undergarments.
When we let our brains wander, it gets happy and then creative, fast.
It is like liberating a group of kids out to a park and let them play freely. They get happy, crazy, and crazy creative, fast.
If you can hack how you take breaks and rejuvenate, you are likely more productive, less stressed out, and hence, more likeable as a boss.
Try it! How does it feel?