Micro breaks – Vocabulary explained
Distraction -something that prevents you from concentrating on something else
Having the tv on while studying is a big distraction for me as I cannot concentrate.
To skip something – to leave something out that you wouldn’t normally
You skipped something when you filled in the form so it’s not complete.
To cram -when you do a lot of things in a short space of time
He’s always cramming for his exams the night before his exams!
Substantial (adjective) – a great number of, a lot
There is a substantial amount of slides in your presentation!
Wimp – Someone who lacks confidence or is afraid or (here) weak
They called him a wimp because he didn’t want to swim in the sea with sharks.
Beneficial – helpful useful or good
Taking short breaks during the day is beneficial for productivity.
Fatigue – tiredness
His eyes are showing signs of fatigue after reading all night with his phone.
To sabotage – to disrupt or destroy with intention
If we make a profit now, we might be able to sabotage his plans to bankrupt us.
Awareness – knowledge or perception of something or a fact
I loose all awareness of time when I’m painting.
To falter – to almost stop, to lose power
If surgeons falter in their concentration while performing surgery, they might make a mistake.
Brain – the physical organ inside the skull
His wife died of a brain tumour.
Mind – the part of a person that allows them to think and feel
I’m not quite clear in my mind about what I’m doing.
Reboot – to shut down and restart
You often have to reboot your computer if it doesn’t work.
Exhale/Inhale – Breathe out/Breathe In
In yoga, it is important to exhale and inhale slowly.