The ideal break
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What does your ideal break look like, viewed as a checklist?”
“It has the following components:
Micro Meditation – One or more centering breaths; connecting with myself.
Reflection / Recall – Looking backwards, asking three questions:
- What went well? (Celebration, Shine)
- What needs work? (Understanding, Design/Optimization)
- What will you do differently? (Design/Implementation)
Intention-Setting – Looking forwards, a brief preparation for the next work cycle (pomodoro); getting clear on what I want to accomplish.
Getting Inspired – Right before the next work cycle, reading a few random inspirational quotes.