Taking a break is an essential part of our life. It helps us get through the day. We may plan the steps to accomplish our goals but to reach them, we need to stop, evaluate and reflect. This is when taking a break helps to clear our minds becomes essential. It also helps us avoid burnouts. In this competitive society, millennials are facing pressure from societal expectations, keeping up with rapid technological change and maintaining a perfect image. This results in prolonged stress. The project aims to bring a new perspective as to how taking a break does not require a large chunk of your time.
A break is as simple as doing something we enjoy, being away from our schedule and spending quality time with our close ones. However, Millennials, in particular, can’t seem to get a break in this competitive society. They are forced to be perfectionists because they are continually being evaluated. They are very aware of their performance, status and image because they want to outperform their peers. That point or goal where they’re supposed to hit at a certain age keeps moving. To reach this goal, they think that they have to work all the time. They find it difficult to take time away from their busy schedules to enjoy the free time, sometimes even feeling guilty for doing so.
Thus, this project serves to educate and remind millennials to relax and unwind to slow down life. The research paper first focuses on how life changes as we grow up, the importance of a break in life and why millennials should have a break. Subsequently, the conceptualization of “Let’s take a break” interactive exhibition and lastly, the design process and deliverables.