April 13, 2017

Happy Easter, Customer Insight leaders, treat yourself to a holiday

By Paul Laughlin

EasterCustomer Insight Leader blog, wishes all our readers, a very happy Easter.

Whether or not you get the weather (or eggs) you hoped for, may you have a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

We will be taking a well earned break this Easter & enjoying time with our family. Apologies that it means we won’t be keeping up our standard of 2 new posts each week, but normal service will be resumed next week.

Hopefully that’s not too much of a disappointment. In the nicest possible way, I hope you have more fun plans for your time.

Last Christmas we shared a post about the importance of holidays and breaks from your work. This, of course applies to Easter as much as Christmas. So, I hope you have an opportunity to unwind & recharge your batteries.

But, how will you spend your time over Easter? Will you chat with family/friends or get outside for a walk? Or will you fill this holiday with yet more digital ‘screen time’, with the constant risk of straying into work emails/tasks?

Here is some inspiration to add to that Christmas post. In this post, from the Fast Company blog, they bring together more of the scientific evidence for the benefit of breaks from work, with suggestions as to when to take breaks & even ideas for what to do. The science of being happy, what’s not to love about that?

Why You Need To Stop Thinking You Are Too Busy To Take Breaks

I know you don’t want to take a break right now. Why? Because you’re too busy. This post is probably one of more than a few tabs you have open on your browser or phone. Your to-do list is likely close by and packed with tasks.

More reasons to take a complete break this Easter.

If all that talk of having fun seems a long way from your experience right now, don’t forget our past post on how to be happy. Those habits can really help. Since I wrote that book review, on Tal Ben-Shahar’s excellent book, I’ve become aware of this other tool to complement it (a weekly gratitude journal with prompts). Might be worth a look:

Even Happier

Desde Leader Summaries recomendamos la lectura del libro Practicar la felicidad, de Tal Ben-Shahar. Las personas interesadas en las siguientes temáticas lo encontrarán práctico y útil: habilidades directivas, crecimiento personal y psicología positiva.

Enjoy your Easter holiday & see you back here afterwards, to continue our month of focussing on new technology.