Ben Rashleigh

Through out the week you can usually find Ben teaching his Pilates studio clients at Aligned for Life Pilates – Melbourne.

Ben truly believes that every single person deserves a chance at living their best life just like he had the opportunity to do so in 2012, which has led him to help people to participate fully in their own live through the Pilates Method as well as movement education in the corporate space and of course hosting the Let Me Take A Selfie Podcast.

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It’s more efficient to take break than not to.

In this episode it’s all about ‘Breaks’ and the importance of breaks, and how breaks can make you more productive, efficient and have health benefits. There is a lot of research that supports taking a break throughout a working day that doesn’t involve any work, or personal tasking can improve one’s mood and support wellbeing and reduce stress. 

There is also research that supports that multitasking is not as efficient and productive as when focusing on one single task at a time. So spend the next 15 mins solely focussing on the episode.

In summary, taking regular scheduled breaks to do what you love, not work related or task driven will have positive effects and overall improve work productivity. 

Enjoy the show!

Take home tips to consider for you to do on your breaks:

  1. Meditation – regular meditation for about 20 mins a day can reduce chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure and cholesterol. 
  2. Spending your mini breaks doing some active exercises – incorporating some on the spot running or skipping or even simple desk exercises can help boost your mood. 
  3. Celebrating the good old-fashioned siesta – taking mini naps during your breaks can often improve your cognitive responses.
  4. Being a mental wonder – spend some time daydream to rest your brain. 

Useful links

Exercises at the desk

The Recovery Experience Questionnaire : Development and Validation of a Measure for Assessing Recuperation and Unwinding From Work – University of Konstanz

Productivity Through Coffee Breaks: Changing Social Networks by Changing Break Structure – Wabner, Olgiun, Kim, Petland

Ep.041 – Getting into your groove w/ Grant Thomas The Let me take a Selfie Podcast

Dancing since its conception has been used as a way to tell a story, release energy and express ones emotions. And in this episode we talk about just that with Grant Thomas. Though out the episode Grant takes us on a pathway of exploring rhythm and what it means to harness and express rhythm through tools like dance. What benefits we can feel and achieve from dancing as well as a great way to share what's on our minds through a physical form. Enjoy the show! For show notes, visit:  
  1. Ep.041 – Getting into your groove w/ Grant Thomas
  2. Ep. 040 – Yoga and the practice of your capability w/ Anzari Atik
  3. Ep. 039 – Posture – capacity to move though different positions effectively
  4. Ep. 038 – Transitioning through trauma – Moving into life’s next adventure w/ William Burnett
  5. Ep. 037 – Pain free?!, consent and collecting – Not so regular Joe interview w/ Kathy Rast