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Take a Break - Life skills

Christmas is just around the corner and although it might look a little different this year, it is so important to take a break.  

With Christmas comes the holidays; great for some but hard for others. Sometimes it can be hard to press pause on your work brain. Living in the moment can be something of a struggle. 

We have so much temptation to be on devices, as many of us will be spending time with loved ones virtually – but don’t let work thoughts creep in when you are logged in to your devices! 

Perhaps these handy hacks will help you to soak up the festive spirit: 

Detach from your devices 

Start now; we are all a bit crazy when we haven’t checked our phone constantly or it’s not in our hands! But start checking it less. Maybe leave it a few hours each time so when you are officially off, you will be in a better habit to step away from your devices and enjoy the moment. Even a few hours before you go to bed could be all the space you need, but try it. 

Take a step back 

Evaluate what you have and focus on the positives. Concentrate on all the things you have to be thankful for. When you are with your friends and family this is the perfect time of year to be in the moment.  

Release your inner child! 

Unfortunately, we all must grow up – but there is no reason why you can’t release your inner child. The simplicity of everything around us should be something we grasp onto now and again. Whether it’s watching your favourite Christmas film, baking a tasty treat or being a tad creative, this is the time to do something that you don’t usually do or don’t have time to do. Try and accomplish something that isn’t work-related! 

Relax, be present and enjoy the moment.  

Christmas 2020 will look a tad different this year – but have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

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