Feeling Overworked? Take a Fika Break (The Science of…

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A quick break does extra than just fuel our bodies, it strengthens our minds. Our overworked guest tries the Swedish practice of ‘Fika’ – taking quick coffee breaks all through the operate day.
Episode summary:

In the United States, we’re taught that it is a superior point to operate extra, and operate tougher. But analysis shows that overworking is not just physically and mentally draining, it can also be deadly. One particular approach to handle our operate culture? Take extra breaks. Our guest this week is Mike Heyliger, a music executive and self-described “workaholic.” He incorporated the Swedish tradition of fika – taking coffee and snack breaks all through the day – into his personal life, and located it not only helped him de-anxiety, it also shifted his mindset and enabled him to connect with other individuals. Later, we appear at the scientific rewards of taking microbreaks and hear from Anna Brones, co-author of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break.

Today’s guests:

  • Actively pick out to take a break for the duration of your day. Usually, fika breaks take place twice. After in the morning and when in the mid-afternoon.

  • Traditionally, fika breaks involve a drink, like coffee, and a snack, but this is not essential. Normally, fika breaks are taken with other individuals.

  • Mike Heyliger is a music executive and the creator of Detoxicity, a podcast on progressive masculinity.

    Understand extra about Mike’s Initiative, ‘Mindful Vinyl’: https://mindfulvinyl.org/about/

    Listen to Mike’s Podcast, ‘Detoxicity’: https://tinyurl.com/vc72tjn2
    Understand extra about Anna and her operate: https://www.annabrones.com/about

    Anna Brones is a Swedish-American writer and artist. She produces the newsletter and podcast, Inventive Fuel. Anna is also the co-author of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break.

    Listen to the Inventive Fuel Podcast: https://www.creativefuelcollective.com/podcast

    Study Anna’s book on Fika: https://tinyurl.com/yhdzaj2m
    Sources from The Higher Excellent Science Center:

    5 Causes to Take a Break from Screens: https://tinyurl.com/333tuvax

    Why You Must Take Extra Time Off from Function: https://tinyurl.com/k5brkp46

    Tuesday Tip: Take a Break: https://tinyurl.com/5986ste3

    How to Prevent Burnout – or a Breakdown: https://tinyurl.com/bddw7cap

    Why You Must Take a Relaxing Lunch Break: https://tinyurl.com/2p8axdba
    Extra Sources on Fika:

    NYT – In Sweden, the Fika Practical experience: ​​https://tinyurl.com/54wpw8p5

    Insider – A day-to-day habit from Sweden could make you extra productive at operate: https://tinyurl.com/4exjydrr

    TED – Neglect the Pecking Order at Function: https://tinyurl.com/yk68dmzy

    BBC – The Swedish tradition that can make you happier at operate: https://tinyurl.com/yx28x2v8
    Have you attempted incorporating fika in your life? Inform us how it went. E mail us at happinesspod@berkeley.edu or use the hashtag #happinesspod.

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