Quickly Quiet Your Mind

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A clear head produces the best insights. But it’s a challenge to take time off in the midst of a busy day to rest your brain. Here are three easy ways to build breaks into your day:

  • Meditate on your commute. If you use public transportation, take the time to close your eyes for 10 minutes. If you drive, leave a little early, park, and spend 10 minutes in the car before going into work.
  • Regularly take breaks. Focus on work in spurts. Set a timer for 90 minutes. When it goes off, take five minutes to go for a walk, talk to a colleague, doodle, or listen to music. Even if you don’t think you need the break, take it.
  • Take daydream walks. Two days a week during your lunch break, take a stroll for 20 minutes. Think about anything besides work — a beach vacation, building your dream house, whatever.

Adapted from “Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind” by Matthew E. May.

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9 comments
sumita_en
sumita_en

@TIME: 3 easy ways to build breaks into your day | ti.me/10C8bRD (via @TIMEBusiness)” ですよね〜。弁当食べながら英語記事読んだり仕事資料読まないと落ち着かないのは病気に近いな

kaorilavender
kaorilavender

@TIME @TIMEBusiness 休憩を上手く取る3つの方法 1.通勤中に瞑想する。電車バスで。車なら早めに出て職場に入る前に10分間。2.定期的に休憩する。タイマーを90分でセットして、たとえ不要と感じても休憩。3.週に2回は昼休みに散歩しながら仕事以外の事を考える。