We will learn the importance of taking a brief mental break. We will learn ways to relax during a brief mental break. We will learn why it is essential to ritualize relaxation. The average American works 9.2 hours a day. Though American work laws require all full-time employees to take a lunch break - only 1 in 3 workers actually take a lunch break. The remaining 2 in 3 eat at their desks and do not take short breaks. In fact, coworkers are often hesitant to even take a break if their manager does not. Taking breaks may reduce headaches, eyestrain, and lower back pain. Schedule your breaks and make them a habit.