We all need a break from intensive focus

Break Cards

Find your optimal balance between work and leisure
by letting randomised cards guide your breaks.
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So.. why should you use break cards?

According to recent studies our body and brain are designed to work in pulse and pause cycles. After a period of hard work and full concentration, focus and energy degrade. Psychological tiredness that appears as a result is the body’s signal that it needs some rest. Ignoring this signal or overriding it with coffee and energy drinks is what we usually do — but this drains our physical and mental resources, opening way to fatigue and burnout. That’s why structuring our work in short sprints of active work followed by several minutes of rest and disconnect naturally maintains physical and mental energy levels, allowing us to accomplish more.

Flip the card and follow the one rule:
RULE #1: Do what’s on the card immediately!

Turn off all your devices and spend 5 minutes tidying up.

“Visible mess helps distract us from the true source of the disorder.” - Marie Kondo

Go for a 15 minute walk without your phone.

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

Call a family member and express your appreciation.

“In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past and bridge to our future.” - Alex Haley

Pick up any book, find a quiet place and read 10 pages.

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” — Richard Steele

Lay down on your back, close your eyes and focus on breathing.

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Do 5 burpees, and get a glass of water after.

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” — Richard Steele
Each individual is a small, but vital piece in a working system.

The system is us.