Take 2-Minute Vacations

Take 2-Minute Vacations
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In the midst of pressing deadlines and activities, give yourself two minutes of space (or even 5 or 10!). This can be as simple as stepping away from your desk and taking a walk. This can be putting your earbuds in and listening to an inspiring song. It may mean pulling out your favorite inspirational app and looking at a few quotes. It will refresh you and renew your mind.

study has debunked a decades-old theory about the nature of attention, and demonstrates that even brief diversions from a task can dramatically improve one’s ability to focus on that task for prolonged periods.

A good friend of mine used to run operations for a major tennis association, where one of her roles was overseeing press releases during the busy tournament season. Several times a day, she would take a “2-minute vacation” to step away from her desk, regroup, and let go of stress.

Take a series of 2-minute vacations today. Trust me, you have the time.

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