Paid PostPosted on Oct 16, 201512 Ways To Have A Quick Escape In The OfficeWhy shouldn’t you take a break to play a game of tic-tac-toe or plan your next vacation? Break better with KitKat™.by KITKAT USBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Entertain your brain with a quick five-minute podcast. Thinkstock Try some of these out:• Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing • Stuff Mom Never Told You • History in Five Minutes 2. Get lost in some relaxing landscape videos. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Discovery Channel / Via headlikeanorange.tumblr.com If the view from your office window is getting a bit stale, plug in some headphones filled with calming sounds and watch some gorgeous and relaxing nature videos (or just the previews). 3. Watch live streams of adorable animals. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF cheezburger.com Having a rough day or feeling stuck in a rut? Research has proven that looking at cute fluffy animals can actually improve your productivity and increase your focus. Check out some of these live-streaming furballs to help boost your mood. 4. Play tic-tac-toe or hangman with your desk mate. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Clark McCaskill Taking a break from your work bubble to interact IRL with the folks around you is a great way to reboot. Playing a game will help stimulate a different part of your brain. 5. Learn some common phrases in a foreign language. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via cheezburger.com Always gotta be prepared for a spontaneous European vacation, right? Peruse a site that makes learning a new language easy, and physically write down your learnings in a notebook! 6. Have a five-minute email challenge with your co-workers. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed Here are the rules:• Someone picks a topic or challenge (find the cutest animal, find the most bizarre local restaurant, find the best travel deal, etc.)• Everyone has four minutes to search and submit• The initiator of the challenge then picks a winner• That winner gets to chose the topic/challenge for the next dayBONUS: Buy a goofy trophy to pass around between winners. 7. Keep a journal for doodles, daydreams, and random thoughts. Gregory Kramer / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Besides the brain benefits of doodling, breaking from the computer to put your pen to paper to express your inner thoughts, hilarious observations, and big ideas is a great way to remove yourself from "work you" and stay in touch with "you you". 8. Do absolutely nothing for a couple minutes. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Thinkstock When you're feeling stressed, sometimes the best thing to do is nothing for two minutes. Use these two quick minutes to give your eyes a break by looking off into the distance, and do nothing. 9. Add to that bucket list. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed Take your mind off of work, and think about why you're putting in the work now — to help you do the big things (and appreciate the simpler things) that you dream of doing in your life. A few minutes of thoughtful introspection can put a lot of things into perspective. 10. Plan your next vacation. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF vimeo.com / Via headlikeanorange.tumblr.com After all the hard work you've been doing, you deserve it. Plus, it will motivate you to keep working hard, knowing there is a sweet vacation on the horizon! 11. Look up recipes online to cook for dessert tonight. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Thinkstock, 5 There's always time for dessert! Look forward to coming home with a delicious recipe printed out for a home-cooked dessert. If it's extra good, you might even consider bringing it to work the next day to earn a few points with the entire department. ;) 12. Take a good old-fashioned walk outside. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed Video / Via youtu.be The benefits of taking a break outside of your office are aplenty; not only are you getting some circulation in them bones, you're giving your mind a new, natural way to get stimulated. Try walking a different route every time, and soak up the changes. Disconnect, relax, and take a break with KitKat™. On your next break, take this survey. It's like taking a quiz!