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LifeDev Roundup: Everything You Need to Take Better Breaks

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Ah yes. It’s almost officially Summer, and hopefully things are starting to slow down for you. Summer is the time for barbecues, baseball games, vacations, going to the lake or pool, and in general having more fun.

Or at least that’s what it used to be.

Thanks to the ever increasing connectivity that technology provides, it’s becoming harder and harder to really break free. In fact, for many we’ve forgotten altogether what it means to really kick back without the outside world clawing at our conscious. It’s not pretty, folks.

I’ve written many times on how to effectively take breaks (and their benefits) scattered here and there throughout the site. I’ve bundled them together into an easy-to-bookmark post. Hopefully you’ll find this useful and a timely refresher as we enter the season of Summer fun.

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Tim June 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Glen:

Nice post and nice appetizing picture. You are so right…all of us need to rethink the way we relax so that we can do it better! We work hard to get better at learning, but how about relaxing? I like the insights you provided on turning off the computer early…I will have to try that. Thanks!

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Iskandar June 19, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Thanks for the “break schedule” idea from the 8 hour work article.

I used it while trying to get a scholarship for my college but I have totally forgotten to use it at work.

Great reminder.

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Bakari June 25, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Good advice! I am a professor so I don't teach during the summer, but that doesn't mean I don't work. I probably do most of my learning during summers. So I have to make sure I schedule relaxation into everyday.

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Bakari June 25, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Good advice! I am a professor so I don't teach during the summer, but that doesn't mean I don't work. I probably do most of my learning during summers. So I have to make sure I schedule relaxation into everyday.

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