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Why It's Important to Take a Break: How CBD Can Help

by Summer Kucky on December 31, 2020

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No doubt, 2020 has been a year! With the new challenges of working from home and attending school via zoom, we have all felt the pressure of this pandemic in some way or another. If there is one thing that we have learned from this past year, it’s that we all deserve and need a little break. In this blog, we will be discussing why it is important to take a break and how CBD may help you achieve maximum relaxation during your break.


Benefits of Breaks 


Many studies have shown that pausing for a moment to relax and reboot is essential for achieving maximum productivity and success. This is true for workers and students alike!   Micro-breaks, and longer breaks, have been shown to have a positive relationship with overall well-being and productivity. While most of us would rather take a week-long vacation or have an extra day off over the weekend, it is sometimes just not feasible. But fear not!  Research has found that smaller breaks throughout the day can have the same, if not more benefits than a longer break or vacation. 


There are many different kinds of breaks that one can take. Social breaks, such as chatting with your peers, have been found to be beneficial even if it’s only for a few minutes. Social breaks could give you a sense of relatedness and could help you feeling more relaxed.

What If You Don’t Take a Break?

Let's face the facts. Not taking regular breaks can lead to a significant decrease in academic performance and, in some cases, serious health concerns like anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

We have all been there, waiting until the last minute to cram in a study session, or rush to complete a job before a deadline. This is not only stressful on the mind, but you will get less work done in that time and will have more trouble focusing on the task at hand.  

Studies have shown, that students who have studied for an hour each day did significantly better on the test than those who crammed in hours of study the night before. The moral of the story is, don't wait until the last minute to study for an upcoming exam or complete a work assignment. 

How To Take A Break Effectively 

How and when you take a break is just as important as taking the break itself. Taking too many breaks throughout the day and too frequently will hinder your productivity, but taking too short of a break will not help much either. So, how do you take a good break? Here are some tips to help:

  1. Take a 5-10 minute break every hour, or a 30-45 minute break every 2-4 hours. (this will depend on your work or school schedule). 
  2. Set an alarm to remind you to take your break. 
  3. Plan to do something in your break that you enjoy. This could be chatting with a co-worker, doing a short activity or even meditating.
  4.  Take a power nap! Never underestimate the power of a good nap. We are talking about those quick, 10 - 20 minute naps that leave you feeling refreshed and ready for anything.

How CBD Can Help You Take A Break? 

We don’t all have time for a week-long vacation, and some of us are lucky to have two days off during the week. So, when you're feeling stressed and need to get away, what do you do? Well, CBD is here to help. Many CBD users have reported that taking CBD has helped them reduce stress and even help promote better sleep. There are so many ways to take CBD, and we recommend doing some research before trying it out for the first time. 

 

Sources

Coffeng JK, van Sluijs EM, Hendriksen IJM, van Mechelen W, Boot CRL. Physical Activity and Relaxation During and After Work are Independently Associated With the Need for Recovery. J Phys Act Heal [Internet]. 2015 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Aug 29];12(1):109–15. Available from: https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jpah/12/1/article-p109.xml

Why You Need to Take More Breaks (And How to Do It). (2018, April 16). Retrieved December 31, 2020, from https://socialtriggers.com/why-you-need-to-take-more-breaks-and-how-to-do-it/

Writers, S. (2020, November 24). The Science of Taking a Break. Retrieved December 31, 2020, from https://www.onlineschools.org/science-of-study-breaks/

 

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