Top 12 quotes that remind you to take time off, relax, and recharge

In a time where the boundaries between work and home life have disappeared, it is imperative that you take time off to recharge, revive, and get your routine out of a rut. Read on to know more.

2nd Aug 2020
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In schools and workplaces, we have designated breaks to draw us away from the regular work and give us some space to relax and unwind. These small time-away activities help people to recalibrate, relax and rejuvenate. Research has also shown that breaks can help to improve productivity and concentration. 


However, in routine life, we tend to forget to take breaks.


In the current scenario, where the transition between work life and home life seems to have disappeared, it has become even more difficult to take time off. One needs to set boundaries, take breaks, and revitalise before returning to the daily routine.



Take a break, read a book, listen to a song, have a conversation with someone, indulge in a hobby, meditate, have a laugh or do something that you love, and relax for a few moments everyday. 


Here are some quotes to remind you to take a break and take in the moment.


Maya Angelou, quotes, take a break



“Try to pause each day and take a walk to view nature.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, author 


“No matter how strong or strong-willed you are, you cannot live a stressful, maxed-out life without that pace eventually biting you in the butt. It is necessary to take breaks, set parameters, and be kind to yourself if you want to continue making an impact in your little corner of the world.” ― Cynthia Mendenhall, author


“In this game, everyone needs a break to refuel, recharge, and jump back in full throttle.” ― Helen Edwards, author 


“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.” ― Louisa May Alcott, author 


“One day a week I seek to rest

from earthly toil and sorrow.

Revitalised, I find the strength

to battle new tomorrows.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich, author


Anne Lamott, quote, take a break



“Sometimes we just need a mental vacation. Take a 15-minute break and start planning your next vacation.” ― Catherine Pulsifer, author 


“I think it's important to try to be present with whatever it is you're doing. And if you can't be present, take a break.” ― Emily Giffin, author 


“The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever.” ― May Sarton, poet


“Is there a place you can go to break away for a little while? If you haven't yet built your tree house, it's never too late to start.” ― Gina Greenlee, author


“Managing our stress and our rest is a sign of living wisely. Refueling as a way to find joy, to create pleasure, and to celebrate life in the midst of all its demands fills our hearts with renewed hope. When we take the time to breathe, listen, and rest from the daily grind to see miracles bubbling up in our lives.” ― Sally Clarkson, author 


(Edited by Teja Lele Desai)

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