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


May 25, 2023

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A quick break does much more than just fuel our bodies, it strengthens our minds. Our overworked guest tries the Swedish practice of ‘Fika’ – taking quick coffee breaks all through the perform day.
Episode summary:

In the United States, we’re taught that it is a excellent point to perform much more, and perform tougher. But study shows that overworking is not just physically and mentally draining, it can also be deadly. A single approach to handle our perform culture? Take much more breaks. Our guest this week is Mike Heyliger, a music executive and self-described “workaholic.” He incorporated the Swedish tradition of fika – taking coffee and snack breaks all through the day – into his personal life, and discovered it not only helped him de-pressure, it also shifted his mindset and enabled him to connect with other individuals. Later, we appear at the scientific rewards of taking microbreaks and hear from Anna Brones, co-author of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break.

Today’s guests:

  • Actively decide on to take a break in the course of your day. Generally, fika breaks occur twice. When in the morning and as soon as in the mid-afternoon.

  • Traditionally, fika breaks incorporate a drink, like coffee, and a snack, but this is not essential. Typically, fika breaks are taken with other individuals.

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

    Study much more about Mike’s Initiative, ‘Mindful Vinyl’: https://mindfulvinyl.org/about/

    Listen to Mike’s Podcast, ‘Detoxicity’: https://tinyurl.com/vc72tjn2
    Study much more about Anna and her perform: https://www.annabrones.com/about

    Anna Brones is a Swedish-American writer and artist. She produces the newsletter and podcast, Inventive Fuel. Anna is also the co-author of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break.

    Listen to the Inventive Fuel Podcast: https://www.creativefuelcollective.com/podcast

    Study Anna’s book on Fika: https://tinyurl.com/yhdzaj2m
    Sources from The Higher Very good Science Center:

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

    Why You Need to Take Extra Time Off from Function: https://tinyurl.com/k5brkp46

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

    How to Stay clear of Burnout – or a Breakdown: https://tinyurl.com/bddw7cap

    Why You Need to Take a Relaxing Lunch Break: https://tinyurl.com/2p8axdba
    Extra Sources on Fika:

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

    Insider – A each day habit from Sweden could make you much more productive at perform: https://tinyurl.com/4exjydrr

    TED – Overlook the Pecking Order at Function: https://tinyurl.com/yk68dmzy

    BBC – The Swedish tradition that can make you happier at perform: https://tinyurl.com/yx28x2v8
    Have you attempted incorporating fika in your life? Inform us how it went. E-mail us at happinesspod@berkeley.edu or use the hashtag #happinesspod.

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