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Poll: What do you generally do when taking a break from work during the day?
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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
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Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Other Jun 30, 2013

Gardening -- very stress-free and looking at green is very relaxing and therapeutic. It's also mild exercise and you get to go outside and get some fresh air. icon_smile.gif

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:52
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Take a walk with my dogs Jun 30, 2013

Twice a day I take my dogs for a mile-long walk. I also work out at the gym. Those are my main routine interruptions during the day.

 

Claire Cox
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:52
French to English
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Dog walks Jun 30, 2013

Yes, walk the dogs twice a day. I daren't start gardening or I'd get carried away and never come back inside..... I might do some cooking or baking too, if I've achieved my quota and need some light relief or have people coming round. I used to do dance/yoga during the day, but I find that takes too much time out of the working day and have tended to shift most of my leisure activities to the evening/weekend now.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Jun 30, 2013

It depends on the time of the day, the season, the weather or my mood: have a cup of coffee, water my plants (no real garden but a lovely terrace), do some housework, watch TV, read, go for a walk, have a snack, call my mother, children or grandchildren, go shopping...

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 03:52
Spanish to English
+ ...
Other Jun 30, 2013

Other, other, other...
At least 3 or 4 of the options apply, to wit: errands, walk, chores, and occasionally siesta to alleviate post-prandial somnolence, but usually only after lunching out.

Pax Julian, gardening comes under my "chores" heading.

[Edited at 2013-06-30 09:00 GMT]


 

xxxOnidia
United States
Local time: 21:52
English to Spanish
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Walk. Jun 30, 2013

Most of the time I take a walk with my dog.icon_smile.gif I also love to watch TV shows with my daughter, going to Publix , eat , and take a nap. Just a little bit of everything to relax.

[Edited at 2013-06-30 09:51 GMT]


 

Anna Wiman  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 03:52
Member
German to Swedish
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All of the above Jun 30, 2013

: - )

 

Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 03:52
Member (2000)
German to Swedish
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Have a go at KudoZ Jun 30, 2013

As I described in http://www.proz.com/translation-articles/articles/509/1/Confessions-of-a-'KudoZ-point-grabber' I found (and find) it relaxing to visit the KudoZ arena (the terminology university) and have some stimulating time of helping and learning in order to prepare my brain for the often laborious toiling at a badly written original.

Mats


 

macimovic
Netherlands
Local time: 03:52
English to Serbian
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Everything else Jun 30, 2013

All of the above actually.

 

Steve Kerry  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:52
German to English
A walk by the sea Jun 30, 2013

I invariably hop into the car or onto the motorbike for the 3 mile journey to my local beach for the soothing sound of the sea, taking the dreaded mobile with me to check for incoming...

Steve K.


 

C. Mouton  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 03:52
Member (2007)
English to French
knit Jun 30, 2013

I'm a "mad knitter" and my free time is shared between playing with my cat and knitting

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 02:52
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Have a go at Kudoz! Jun 30, 2013

Mats Wiman wrote:

As I described in http://www.proz.com/translation-articles/articles/509/1/Confessions-of-a-'KudoZ-point-grabber' I found (and find) it relaxing to visit the KudoZ arena (the terminology university) and have some stimulating time of helping and learning in order to prepare my brain for the often laborious toiling at a badly written original.

Mats


Do not know how that one slipped my mind...


 

Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:52
Spanish to English
+ ...
All of the above+ Jun 30, 2013

+ I fancy myself an artist, so I like to draw during my breaks. When I'm not doing any of the other things on that list, I also enjoy papercraft (pepakura style).

 

Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:52
English to Spanish
+ ...
Other, of course Jun 30, 2013

The 'Other' in my case involves reading one or more books, watching a documentary, movie or cartoons on TV, snacking on nuts while sipping a cup of tea, perusing the newspaper, etc.

 
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