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


May 25, 2023

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A brief break does extra than simply gas our our bodies, it strengthens our minds. Our overworked visitor tries the Swedish observe of ‘Fika’ – taking quick espresso breaks all through the work day.
Episode abstract:

In the US, we’re taught that it’s a very good factor to work extra, and work more durable. However analysis exhibits that overworking isn’t simply bodily and mentally draining, it will also be lethal. One technique to handle our work tradition? Take extra breaks. Our visitor this week is Mike Heyliger, a music govt and self-described “workaholic.” He included the Swedish custom of fika – taking espresso and snack breaks all through the day – into his personal life, and located it not solely helped him de-stress, it additionally shifted his mindset and enabled him to attach with others. Later, we have a look at the scientific advantages of taking microbreaks and listen to from Anna Brones, co-author of Fika: The Artwork of the Swedish Espresso Break.

At present’s visitors:

  • Actively select to take a break throughout your day. Usually, fika breaks occur twice. As soon as within the morning and as soon as within the mid-afternoon.

  • Historically, fika breaks embrace a drink, like espresso, and a snack, however this isn’t required. Usually, fika breaks are taken with others.

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

    Be taught extra about Mike’s Initiative, ‘Conscious Vinyl’: https://mindfulvinyl.org/about/

    Take heed to Mike’s Podcast, ‘Detoxicity’: https://tinyurl.com/vc72tjn2
    Be taught extra about Anna and her work: https://www.annabrones.com/about

    Anna Brones is a Swedish-American author and artist. She produces the e-newsletter and podcast, Artistic Gasoline. Anna can also be the co-author of Fika: The Artwork of the Swedish Espresso Break.

    Take heed to the Artistic Gasoline Podcast: https://www.creativefuelcollective.com/podcast

    Learn Anna’s e-book on Fika: https://tinyurl.com/yhdzaj2m
    Assets from The Larger Good Science Heart:

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

    Why You Ought to Take Extra Time Off from Work: https://tinyurl.com/k5brkp46

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

    Tips on how to Keep away from Burnout – or a Breakdown: https://tinyurl.com/bddw7cap

    Why You Ought to Take a Enjoyable Lunch Break: https://tinyurl.com/2p8axdba
    Extra Assets on Fika:

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

    Insider – A each day behavior from Sweden may make you extra productive at work: https://tinyurl.com/4exjydrr

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

    BBC – The Swedish custom that may make you happier at work: https://tinyurl.com/yx28x2v8
    Have you ever tried incorporating fika in your life? Inform us the way it went. E-mail us at happinesspod@berkeley.edu or use the hashtag #happinesspod.

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