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Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?

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Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?

Ask The Entrepreneurs is a regular series where members of those involved in the Young Entrepreneur Council are asked a single question that aims to help Lifehack readers level up their own lives, whether in an area of management, communication, business or life in general.

Here’s the question posed in this edition of Ask The Entrepreneurs:

What’s your most effective tip for taking a midday, relaxing break from work?

1. Take a (Bike) Ride

Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?
    Hop on your bike and go for an easy 30-minute ride around the city. It takes you away from the chair, gets your blood flowing, and allows you to explore where you live and work. Side effects may include clearer mind, healthier body, happier mood — and sometimes, epiphany.

    W. Michael Hsu, DeepSky

    2. Meditate

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    Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?
      When I am having a stressful day and seem to be hitting roadblocks left and right I like to close the door to my office, turn off my cell phone, and meditate for 15-30 minutes. There is no better way of unwinding and starting over fresh. You can’t believe what a 15-30 minute meditation session can do for you. Ideas come to you faster and you can execute things on your list much faster.

      Jonathan Shokrian, MeUndies Inc.

      3. Walk the Dog

      Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?
        I happen to work from my home office, so taking my dog for a walk is easy. It’s also a great way to get some extra exercise in, not to mention lots of fresh air. I also think there’s something uplifting about spending time with a furry friend.

        Nathalie Lussier, The Website Checkup Tool

        4. Order Group Lunch

        Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?
          Order lunch in, and have a group lunch where everybody takes a break from work and relaxes with other co-workers. It keeps everyone connected and motivated.

          John Hall, Digital Talent Agents

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          5. Chat With Local Vendors

          Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?
            I live in China, and given the pollution, sometimes walking the dog isn’t the best option for relaxing in the middle of the day. What I do is visit the nearby small business shops and local street vendors and talk about their life, their business and any random topic in Chinese. This not only allows me to relax my brain, but lets me take a step back and see life in a different perspective.

            Derek Capo, Next Step China

            6. Read a Novel

            Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?
              I’ve sworn off business books. Instead, I read fiction novels to relax and take my mind away from work. I usually read before bed (helps me fall asleep,) but I occasionally take a break during the afternoon and read my book at the nearby park. Fresh air and a good story helps clear my head and get ready for some more work!

              Jay Wu, Best Drug Rehabilitation

              7. Have a Walking Meeting

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              Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?
                I schedule midday meetings that are intentionally set up as a walk and talk instead of sitting in a coffee shop. They’re very energizing and help avoid the temptation to rely on caffeine in a meeting. Being in a beautiful city like San Francisco, it’s also a great excuse to soak in the great weather that you can only see out the window most of the day.

                Jason Evanish, Greenhorn Connect

                8. Fantasy Football

                Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?
                  Update your Fantasy Football team sometime in the middle of the day. During football season, I can’t think of a more relaxing activity than figuring out who to start for your next week’s matchup! Running backs are hard to come by, so pay as much attention as you can to the waiver wire/weekly injury list :).

                  Sunil Rajaraman, Scripted.com

                  9. Read the Sports Page

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                  Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?
                    I used to try to grind through the days with purely work. We take team walks and lunches outside of the office, but I finally realized that allowing my mind to “shut down” by reading sports news was as effective of a break as anything. Take time to do things you are excited about, and you will come back refreshed and ready to go.

                    Aaron Schwartz, Modify Watches

                    10. Whatever It Is, Be Consistent!

                    Ask the Entrepreneurs: How Do You Take a Relaxing Break From Work?
                      I try to keep my schedule open at 1 p.m. every day so that I can use that time for a walking meditation, some yoga, or another activity that allows me to disconnect from work. Consistency is key!

                      Natalie MacNeil, She Takes on the World

                      Featured photo credit:  businessman relaxing via Shutterstock

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