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Mental Break

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Several times a day, get up and move around and focus on absolutely nothing. If you can get outside, walk through grass or through the parking lot looking for an odd rock or a lost coin...but just let your mind get away from serious matters for 5 or 10 minutes and take a mind break.

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Focusing too long and too hard on a subject or task can cause mental exhaustion. We all need time to just de-compress and a few minutes in mindless activities can be like a mini-vacation. Take deep breaths, stretch, wiggle, rest your eyes...but do something besides intense focusing!!!

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  • RHONDAHONDA2
    I love mental breaks... - by RHONDAHONDA2
  • Doing these little "mental breaks' help me focus more. I am doing two college summer classes/working part-time and my husband just had gall bladder surgery...so the simple things like mowing the yard, watering and doing the dishes help me to de-stress...the funniest is playing with my new puppy for 10 minutes or so...we both need it. emoticon - by MUNOZ2806

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