S02E01 The Do You Need A Break Episode
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*Check-In Question:*

  * Who is the most likeable person that you know?

*Big Ideas:*

  * Taking breaks - why we do it, why we don't, etc
  * Real vacation, no work AND vacation, but thinking about work
  * Taking a break means NOT thinking about work
  * Having some location separation between work and home
  * Can't compartmentalize work and personal life
  * Is separating work and home life valid anymore?
  * Communication between work and home so the pressure doesn't build
  * Setting permeable boundaries
  * Breaks to process what just happened and what might happen next
  * Creating space to think deeply
  * Distinction between taking breaks and creating space
  * Breaks having no purpose, spaces having purpose
  * Are we taking breaks to be lost in thought?
  * Do we need to give space for our brains to breathe?
  * Finding likeable moments in the everyday
  * Travail (work in French) comes from a word related to torture
  * Create a life you don't need to take a break from
  * Bill Gates and his "Think Week"
  * How our mindset affects our experiences
  * Mindset matters to a point, but if your basic needs aren't being met, it only matters up to a point
  * Freedom outside the pressures.
  * Cultural components of taking breaks
  * Drivers to what success looks shifts among cultures
  * What's best for me at this moment?
  * Creating breaks allow us to create
  * Covid allowed people to see how creating new spaces was good for them
  * How shift away from the idea that taking breaks is a luxury?
  * Accepting what is now, but not necessarily being content with it
  * "The opposite of play is not work, it's depression."
  * So much of what we do is purpose/results oriented, and breaks seem purposeless

*Question for Listeners:*

  * Why do you take breaks? How?

*References:*

  * Severance Series
  * Essentialism by Greg McKeown

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