Take a Break Tuesday: 5-Day Workplace Wellness Reset
Day 2: Take a Break Tuesday
It is important to take breaks to help us re-energize throughout the day. Research shows it’s important to disconnect throughout the day to help you feel more positive. These breaks can either be used to give your mind a rest, so that you are less likely to burn out, or to make sure that you are re-energizing your body. We are all staying indoors now, so the risk of working too long without a break or sitting too long without any movement are even greater!
Tuesday’s Workr Beeing Challenge
When we feel overwhelmed, we tend to neglect our needs. Schedule a 10 minute break into your work day and stick to it. Stand outside (practice social distancing!), close your computer, or move away from where work is being done (for all you amazing essential workers out there!). Disconnect fully from your work and do something pleasurable for 10 minutes. You might also grab some water or a snack, if you need one.
It’s important not to lose sight of your broader goals during this time. Take a 15 minute break from your work, but spend it writing out a goal that you have for your week. This constructive activity helps to ensure your break has positive impacts on your life overall. What is your goal? What steps will you take this week to achieve that goal? What will you do if your plan doesn’t work out the first time around? Write it all down and schedule the first step.
Take both a non-work break and a work break today! The order doesn’t matter, just make sure you take 10-15 minutes in the morning (or early in your shift) and 10-15 minutes in the afternoon (or later in your shift). Make sure that one of your breaks helps fulfill your needs and one of your breaks is goal-oriented.
Tuesday’s Journal Reflection
- How did your break(s) feel? Did they help you feel re-energized and focused?
- What could you have done better to benefit from your break(s) more?
Note your reflections in the fillable journal reflection worksheet and submit to for your chance to win a prize!
View additional Take a Break Tuesday physical activity challenges in the attachment below.
Adapted with permission from Workr Beeing.