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Newsletter 7 - Take a break
the N in NeuroLanguage Coaching®
“Don't underestimate the power of resting. It builds you back unlike anything.”
Ne sous-estimez pas le pouvoir du repos. Il vous remet sur pied comme rien d'autre.
― Hiral Nagda
It's the end of the year, hopefully things are winding down. If they're not, make them : PAUSE
Taking a pause is often easier said than done, I mean
How will things get done if you're not there to do them?
How will you meet your deadlines? How will things get done around the house?
How will your gifts get bought, trees decorated, reports done, languages learnt?
How will the world go on without you?
A break can be many things. As we saw very recently in a previous newsletter, a break can be a moment of silence.
It can also be a meditation
It can be listening to music
It can be practicing your favorite sport
It can be gardening
It can be bunjee-jumping
It can be traveling
It can be change of activity
And the list goes on, almost endlessly.
It can be a 5 minute break, a week long break, a whole month. Maybe even a year (yes I have a friend who took a year off to travel the world).
Pushing the PAUSE button is essential for your brain - and makes you a lot more productive, creative, efficient.
Here's an incomplete list of how breaks affect your brain (positively):
brain imaging shows that taking time out between meetings prevents stress from building up
the brain cycles from highest attention to lowest attention every 90 minutes - yes you have ups and downs, why not take a break during your downs?
when the brain takes a break it can perform better at solving problems and connecting and consolidating ideas.
Harvard Medical School has shown that when your mind is completely relaxed, you learn and memorize new skills faster.
taking a vacation will increase your productivity. Studies from Harvard Medical School and the University of California have proven that your brain is at its prime after you've had a break
So you get my drift. Besides, you already instinctively knew all of this.
Now you know it's scientific : take a break, work better. It's as simple as that.
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The Neurolanguage Coaching® certification is accredited by the ICF
La certification est accreditée par la Fédération Internationale de Coaching