Roberto Cigna / Jumping off the wheel

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Roberto Cigna’s portfolio illustration of a barefoot man in a business suit jumping off a hamster wheel was inspired by an article on

Cigna encourages us to take time for ourselves by getting off the wheel.  Take a break. Letting stress build up is unhealthy.

Vacations—even short breaks—allow for physical and  psychological ‘space’ from the demands of life, allowing us to restore ourselves both physically and mentally.

Chronic stress can lead to decreased creativity, memory problems, mild cognitive impairment, and other issues.

Cigna notes our bodies are designed to respond only to short bursts of stress.
When stress is prolonged, or turns chronic, health problems set in.


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