Last week, our CEO Nada Aldahleh talked about how important it is for entrepreneurs to take a vacation - a real, actual vacation.

Needless to say, it's difficult for many entrepreneurs to take vacations, especially during the first year of operations. But there are always ways to take a break to refresh, recharge your batteries, and refocus your efforts. In fact, there are at least 50 ways to take a break. Whether you're looking for a fresh perspective, a boost in creativity, or simply a moment to clear your mind, the right kind of break can definitely take you out of your rut.

If you're looking for some inspiration, Karen Horneffer-Ginter's illustration '50 Ways to Take a Break' will surely give you a fresh idea on how to take some time off to center yourself at the office, at home, outdoors or wherever else you might happen to be.

At the office 

1. Create your own coffee break

2. Read or watch something funny

3. Write a quick poem

4. Do some gentle stretches

5. Examine an everyday object with fresh eyes

6. Eat a meal in silence

7. Walk outside

8. Notice your body

9. Take deep belly breaths

10. Listen to a guided relaxation

At home 

11. Take a bath

12. Light a candle

13. Rest your legs up a wall

14. Write a letter

15. Find a relaxing scent

16. Put on some music and dance

17. Pet a furry creature

18. Make some music

19. Paint on a surface other than paper

20. Colour with crayons

21. Turn off all electronics

22. Write in a journal

23. Meditate

50 ways to take a break


24. Go to a body of water

25. Meander around town

26. Fly a kite

27. Watch the stars

28. Sit in nature

29. Buy some flowers

30. Go to a farmer's market

31. Climb a tree

32. Go to a park

33. Take a bike ride

34. Drive somewhere new

35. Go for a run

36. Watch the clouds


37. Listen to music

38. Read poetry

39. Move twice as slowly

40. Let out a sigh

41. Take a nap

42. Call a friend

43. View some art

44. Engage in small acts of kindness

45. Forgive someone

46. Give thanks

47. Let go of something

48. Read a book

49. Learn something new

50. Smile

We'd love to hear your own ways of taking a break! Share them with us in the comment section below.