In this issue, schedule rest into your life, and how to enjoy your week off. Learn how to write a book in a day( a.k.a how ChatGPT might change the World), and most of all wish you all a very happy holiday.
Quote of the Month
"“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax” – Mark Black.
Schedule Rest into Your Life
It can be very important to identify a “switching off” plan in order to actually follow through with it. This means scheduling the time and identifying the activities that will promote physical rest and psychological detachment. Importantly, be sure to schedule these in short-, medium-, and long-term intervals.
Rest actually improves our performance. One study found that when people have predictable and consistent time off work, they are actually more productive overall because they feel more mentally rested, which increases motivation and work enjoyment (Perlow & Porter, 2009).
Daily, 80 minutes of work and 20 minutes of rest: Research supports that working in multiple 80-minute sessions throughout the day separated by rest periods will yield the best results (Eccles et al., 2022). Give (true) rest breaks a try and see how it impacts you!, schedule shorter rest breaks (ranging from 5 minutes to an hour)
On a weekly, find ways to rest for a longer stretch of time (1+ days).
On a yearly or biannual basis, take a week to rest.
How to ENJOY your Week Off
Taking a complete week off can be a great way to relax, recharge, and refocus. Here are a few tips for taking a successful week off:
Make a plan: Determine how you want to spend your week off. Reading books, watching movies, spending time with your family, catching up with friends, traveling, relaxing at home, or engaging in hobbies or leisure activities.
Communicate with your employer or team: Let your employer or team know that you will be taking a week off, and make sure to delegate any important tasks or responsibilities to someone else while you are away.
Disconnect: Disconnect from work during your week off. This means avoiding checking work emails, taking work calls, or engaging in work-related activities.
Set Boundaries: Establish boundaries with friends and family, so that you can fully relax and enjoy your time off. This might include setting aside specific times for socializing or activities or setting limits on how much time you spend interacting with others.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your week off is a successful and enjoyable break from work.
Write a Book in a Day (With AI a.k.a ChatGPT)
If you haven't heard about ChatGPT the AI Tool that can answer any questions, this will change the way you look into the future. ChatGPT is an AI chat that can write content for you and also poems if care. All you have to do is ask.