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Nathan
Nathan

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Why I stopped writing articles

Itโ€™s no secret that the world today is a fastpaced, highstress environment. Weโ€™re constantly bombarded with stimuli and expected to be available 24/7.
Itโ€™s no wonder that so many of us feel like weโ€™re running on empty all the time.
But what if there was a way to be more productive by taking a break?

The Benefits of Taking Breaks

There are many benefits to taking breaks during your workday. Pausing can help refresh your mind, reduce stress, and boost your overall productivity.
If youโ€™re feeling stuck, taking a break may be just what you need to get back on track.
When youโ€™re working on a task, it can be easy to get bogged down and lose focus.
If this happens, taking a break can be helpful. Breaks give your mind a chance to rest and refocus, which can help you come back to your work with fresh energy and new ideas. Additionally, taking breaks can help reduce stress, which can lead to more productive work in the long run.

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If youโ€™re feeling like you need a break, there are many different ways to take one. You could step away from your work for a few minutes and take a walk or stretch.
Or, if you have some time, you could take a longer break and do something relaxing, like reading or listening to music. Taking breaks doesnโ€™t have to be complicated โ€“ just do what feels best for you in the moment.
The next time youโ€™re feeling stuck, try taking a break. It just might help you boost your productivity and find some new ideas.

How to Use Pauses to Boost Productivity

When it comes to productivity, pauses are just as important as the work itself. By taking a few minutes to step away from our work, we can come back feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever is next. So next time you feel yourself getting overwhelmed, take a break and see how much better you feel afterwards.

My personal experience

So I decided to take a break from work to travel in Greece, and these are my personal feelings after it:

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-I felt more relaxed and less stressed
-I had more time to enjoy my hobbies and interests
-I felt more connected to my family and friends
-I had more time to focus on my health and fitness
-I felt more productive when I returned to work
-helps me to come back to work with fresh ideas and a new perspective.

However,you don't need to travel in order to take a break from work. Other ways like disconnecting from electronic devices, taking a walk outside, or using relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga are good ways to disconnect.

The Science Behind the Break

There is a science behind taking a break from work. Numerous studies have shown that taking regular breaks can increase productivity, improve mental and physical health, and reduce stress.

One of the most popular studies on the subject was conducted by the University of Illinois in 2014. The study found that workers who took regular breaks were more productive than those who did not. The study also found that workers who took breaks were less likely to experience burnout.

Numerous other studies have shown similar results. A study conducted by the University of Toronto found that workers who took breaks were less likely to experience fatigue and more likely to be productive. Another study, conducted by the University of Michigan, found that workers who took breaks had lower levels of stress and anxiety.

When it comes to being productive, pausing can actually help you achieve your goals.
In conclusion, by taking breaks, you can refresh your mind and body, which can lead to improved focus and productivity. So next time you feel like you need a break, don't hesitate to take one!

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Oleksandr

Article about why you stopped writing articles? Hmmmm

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Nathan Author

Just going back to write articles :)

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Jatin Sharma

So, basically, you never stopped writing articles. As far as I am concerned, it is all about breaks, it could be smaller or bigger. Still wondering why you titled this post as "Why I stopped writing articles". As you will write articles in the end which is great. ๐Ÿ‘

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Saifullah Usmani • Edited on

My friend challenged me to stop breathing and see who will hold it longer. So can I say that I stopped breathing ๐Ÿคฃ

By the way, this article is actually really helpful. I agree with the author of this article. Taking breaks really matter

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Nathan Author

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Jatin Sharma

I have done this too. It was fun ๐Ÿ˜…

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Jeff Chavez

Cool!

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Manthan Bhatt

Recursion in a nutshell

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Greenreader9

In my professional opinion, this post should be blank, since you stopped writing โ€ฆ right?

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Nathan Author

I will post another one, with a blank page
No worry ;)

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Bryan Christiaan Eubanks

These are all great ideas and I think that it is a good read every 3 or 4 months just to remind yourself and reflect as to what it is your trying to do in the first place .

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Nathan Author

I completely agree with you! I think even reminding yourself of your objectives through meditation every day is beneficial.

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Julia ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Great article about taking breaks, but very misleading title ๐Ÿ˜•

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Anders Persson

Like meditation, just sit down doing nothing! great article.

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Nathan Author

Thank you!

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