It’s Friday, so Just Relax™

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.”

— Leonardo da Vinci

It’s hard to imagine Leonardo da Vinci, the original renaissance man, taking even a second of time off. How did he accomplish all that, you ask? Not by driving himself to exhaustion, but by using his time wisely. Contrary to what our hyper-speed, hyper-stressed modern world might tell you, success includes a bit of R&R every now and then. Whether that means lunch with friends, taking a jog in the park, or just stepping outside for a breath of fresh air, a little time off will leave you rested, recharged, and raring to go. So learn from the master. Relax.

 

Time to relax

  • “Need a little relaxation break? These GIFs are the visual equivalent of a soothing spa session. Okay, maybe not exactly like that. But try doing some deep breaths while you take a few minutes to chill out. Wooosahhhhhh….” – 12 Relaxing GIFs to Help You Chill Out
  • Modern life is a constant source of stress. While it’d be a stretch to say that it’s more difficult to get by today than it was when you would have to pawn off your children for a slice of bread, 21st century living comes with its fair share of difficulties nonetheless.” – 12 Most Relaxing Video Games For When You Just Need to Unwind
  • “When work deadlines start piling up and it feels like years since you’ve had a holiday, your mind can becoming increasingly frazzled. It’s important to slow down, take a deep breath and unplug from the demands of life. Instead, when you’re feeling increasingly stressed, why not plug into a podcast?” – 8 best podcasts to de-stress and soothe your frazzled mind
  • “The frenzy of the modern-day world can sometimes be overpowering. You may be a professional or a homemaker, a student or an aspiring academician, or a busy teacher or a struggling entrepreneur facing many challenges, distractions, and overwhelming situations and circumstances, each day, every day!” – 7 Best Relaxation Apps for 2018

Enjoy your weekend 🙂

CouchDB Weekly News, June 21, 2018

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