FUEL: Time Out. The Magical Effect Of Micro Breaks.
Updated: Sep 3, 2019
We've asked thousands of people the question "How many of the last ten days did you take time out for yourself?". The average answer is about 3.5. The average goal is also very low compared to others at around 6.
So why do we think taking 'me time' is selfish? At the end of the day these recharge moments ultimately mean we have more energy for the people and things that are important to us.
“There’s an idea we must always be available, work all the time,” says Michael Guttridge, a psychologist who focuses on workplace behaviour. We're too busy, being busy. This article is worth a read on the value of taking time out.
Often we think that taking a break means switching off for hours, but the key is finding small moments during the day to switch off even if it's for a matter of moments.