They help all of us refocus and regroup. They can motivate and replenish. They help hone attention, relieve stress and reinvigorate relationships and perspectives. They allow our brains to take in, reshuffle, organize and expand.
Breaks are important for kids in and out of school. Between classes, breaks help kids consolidate and filter what was just taught in class, and breaks at home help them focus better on homework. Breaks are also important at work, home, and school as they help alleviate hand and finger stress (from keyboarding and writing), eye stress (from reading and computer work), and back and neck stress (from prolonged sitting). Breaks are also great for promoting creativity and helping overcome creative or writer's block.
To bring this home, here's a wonderful distraction, compliments of Volkswagen. - their "Bark Side: 2012 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial Teaser"
... It picked me up considerably and will make you all INFINITELY happy!
What is worth barking about in your life?