The Beauty of Taking a Break

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Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. –Zen Proverb

Fact of the Day:
In our fast-paced information-saturated world, what role does down-time really play? Researchers at MIT say that regular breaks in brain activity are key to forming memories. Their fascinating work supports earlier research showing that animals and people learn best when information isn’t crammed together. “Perhaps we don’t take breaks seriously enough,” researcher David Foster says. “Perhaps we’re wrong to expect all learning to occur on the job. Perhaps an important part of learning in general, and in jobs and at school, is occurring during breaks.” This article provides more information along with a short video. [ more ]

Be The Change:
Experiment with scheduling regular break times into your day and noting the effect it has on the quality of your work.

from The Daily Good

One Response to “The Beauty of Taking a Break”

  1. Suzy Sharpe Says:

    “How to Start a Movement”

    How simple! How extraordinary! This is what we have to do! How easy!
    Watch it on Ted.com:

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