#MicroblogMondays 46: Coffee Break
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I recently read about fika, the Swedish coffee break tradition. Like British tea, it sounds like something missing from my life: that purposeful break in the middle of the day with a good beverage and something small to eat.
I drink coffee and tea, and I eat meals, but I rarely take a break. I am much more likely to consume the beverage while working. Part of it is that my work day is both truncated and spread out — I work from about 9 am – 3 pm and then again after 8 pm. When your work day is broken up like that, you tend to want to use every minute to its fullest. Part of it is that it isn’t part of my culture; the break in the middle of the day. I don’t know anyone who takes a break in the middle of the day on a regular basis.
But maybe I need to do this. I need to declare from 1 pm to 1:20 pm, regardless of whatever else is happening, as my fika. I especially like the idea of getting a cookie to boot.
Do you have any breaks built into your day? And do you keep them sacred? Or do they only happen when you can find the time?
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