5 Tried & Tested Ways To Relax

Have you ever wondered if top businessmen and women ever take a break? Do they relax at all? And if so, how? Do they have a scheduling tool to organize down time? Perhaps not. Maybe you could learn something from them?

Some of the most successful people in the world do take breaks, with most knowing how to strike that all important work life balance. Meg Whitman, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk to name just a few all have a way to let off steam. While some of their approaches are easy to relate to, some techniques on the other hand are quite surprising.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Appreciate family holidays

Susan Wojcicki, played a big part in Google’s advertising products’ long before she got appointed as CEO of YouTube. She mentioned during an interview that taking time off is very important component of success. By going on holidays with her family, she can relieve herself of stress and get good insights too.


Tesla’s Elon Musk is a big video game enthusiast, he enjoys playing games in his spare time and often grabs the controller when his kids do. Video games and games in general can bring new ideas to you, so this hobby might not be that surprising for someone, who’s designing the futuristic cars of today.

Go fly-fishing

Another one of those, who truly appreciates family time: Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard. One of her hobbies is going fly-fishing, and she includes her son in this sport. Engaging in a leisure activity like this can immediately let off steam and help get rid of any negative vibes. Angling is one of the most relaxing hobbies, thus suitable for people who are exposed to a large amount of stress in everyday life.

Photo from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook profile


Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, states that staying in shape is essential in business life, since making important decisions requires lots of energy. It is not only a stress-reliever for him but a stress-preventer too. He sometimes takes his dog with him. He says, it is the “added bonus of being hilarious, since his dog looks like a running mop on these tours.  

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Photo from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook profile

Soak your feet in the toilet

Please don’t do this. When storm clouds were gathering over Apple and it got a bit too stressful to handle, Steve Jobs stood up from his chair, walked to the company’s toilet, and soaked his bare feet in toilet water. Then walked back in the office and kept on working – bare feet.

Can you guess which bigshot CEO dresses up as a dino and brightens others’ day? Click To Tweet

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+1 Dress up as a dinosaur

Yes, 10to8’s Matthew Cleevely does put on a dino costume every once in a blue moon. When he does it’s not only hilarious, but a welcome break and a moment for us all to laugh and forget the stresses of everyday life.

If you can take something away from this, is that everybody has a different approach to relaxation. We at 10to8 online scheduling tool like to have a proper lunch break,a drink together on Tuesday nights, and a dino on the team sometimes.



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Anna is an enthusiastic Digital Marketer, who drinks her coffee with cream and trending hashtags. She loves a fun fact about koalas, listening to and speaking on insightful SaaS podcasts, and creating content that ranks high on the SERP. Connect with her on Linkedin.

Anna Kocsis

Head of Marketing, 10to8 Appointment Scheduling Software

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