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Taking a Well Deserved (a.k.a. Needed) Break

Posted on August 18, 2009

You know how your toddler gets so overwhelmed, so worked up, that he just can?t calm himself down? Or maybe you have a friend who is so overwhelmed by life that every problem gets blown out of proportion? Perhaps you?re a graphic designer who has been working non-stop on creative, mind-exhausting project after project? You know the signs, vacant, far-away eyes, coffee-stained t-shirt, hair in disarray (more than usual anyway). You try to talk to her, but all you get are some mushed up words, and you?re pretty sure that she said ?Need?more?coffee?please? but you can?t be sure, and you?re afraid to ask because it might cause her to break down into a flood of tears.

Too much to do, too little time to do it in and too few breaks. It?s tough on anyone in any job. But as a creative person, I think that the toll is even greater. You see, we can?t just shut everything off at the end of the day. There isn?t a switch to flick that tells our brain that working hours are over and it?s time to relax. No, our minds keep going, dwelling on that logo we?ve been stumped on, the web site that we just can?t get to work in IE6, that ad we need a brilliant headline for. Over and over and over again, until we eventually fall into a creative coma.

That is why it?s vitally important to find something that helps you decompress at the end of the day. Whether it?s running 5+ miles, chasing after your 17 month old kiddo, playing in your garden, or watching the Bachelorette (don?t worry, your secret is safe with me!), do something, ANYTHING to set your mind free. Even if it?s just for a few hours. Or minutes. Or even just a few precious seconds. You?ll be more relaxed, feel calmer, AND be raring to go the next day, diving into all of the projects lurking on your desk. And chances are your co-workers will like you just a little more when you aren?t biting their head off (or stealing their chocolate) because you?re so overwhelmed.

If you are looking for a team that loves to work, work, work, and knows when to take a break, we are the team for you! Visit our web site to find what we do, and how WE CAN HELP YOU.

Thanks to @diapaulic for his blog topic suggestion.

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