Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Coffee Break

 Lindsey Clawson Photography

 

A Coffee Break

I spend a good portion of my life on the go. I’m running to work, running to school, running to work out, and do homework, and eat, and etc. etc… I love living a full, busy life, but through the years I’ve learned the importance of taking a break. I’ve learned I have to take a break from the responsibilities and pressures of everyday. Here are three reasons why I choose to take a break at work, from blogging, and school:

1.       Taking a break helps me clear my head: When I’m facing a difficult problem or project at work, I’ve learned that I have to take a step back from any frustrations. I’ve learned that I have to physically take a step back by either working out, going on a walk, or changing the environment I’m working in.

2.       Gain Perspective & New Ideas: Sitting in front of the computer all day is not always the best place to draw inspiration from. When I come home to blog, I sometimes already feel drained from being in front of a computer all day. So I always make it an objective to work out after work, go on a walk, or see friends to help me regain a new perspective and come up with new ideas for blogging. Hanging out with my friends or being active in another activity allows me to experience my dilemmas or ideas in a different light.

3.       Productivity + Refocus: I continue to take breaks at work, blogging, and studying because they help me stay productive and allow me to refocus. When I carve out time for myself to work out or see friends, I know I have to be productive in the time I work so I can enjoy my break. Instead of allowing myself to be distracted by my phone as I type up a homework assignment, I set a time limit to take a break so I can be on my phone and time to focus on my assignment.

Taking a break feeds into my Health focus this year. Aside from eating healthy and exercising, allowing myself time to relax, recharge, and refocus will be a primary objective for me in 2017.

What are some ways you take a break from work, your passions, or your responsibilities?

Outfit details:
Dress – Madewell
Flats – Target
Purse – Michael Kors
Oversized Cardigan – American Eagle Outfitters
Hair – Chelsi Freeborn
Thank you for reading!

Love,
Emma



5 comments :

  1. Love this post Emma! Your outfit is so cute!

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  2. This is great and definitely something good to keep in mind for the new year and not getting burned out! Also I adore your shoes.

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  3. All of these photos are so cute! I love the cozy sweater and those lace up shoes!

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  4. This is such a great post and your pics are incredible!

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  5. Reading is my go-to relaxation, also taking a nap is something I find really helps me, especially if I'm feeling anxious! Things always look better after that. PS. LOVE those shoes!
    Michelle @ The Unfinished Bookshelf

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