- Who is the most likeable person that you know?
- 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?
- Severance Series
- Essentialism by Greg McKeown
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