Do you ever find yourself sitting in your seat, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, without taking any breaks to clear your mind? You may oftentimes find yourself so swamped at work that you don’t feel you can justify taking 10-15 minutes away from your work…fearing that you will lose out on precious time.
In fact, you are probably thinking, “I’m too busy to be reading this post right now.” This tab is likely one of several tabs open on your computer or phone, right? Sometimes we know there is probably a better way to do things to still be more efficient, and not so overwhelmed. But we still find ourselves thinking, “I have SO much to do and so little time to do it,” causing us to just continue scraping by as we always have in the past.
The Art of Taking Breaks at Work
What most individuals don’t realize is that taking those 10-15 minute breaks every 1-2 hours can actually BOOST their productivity levels, allowing them to get a much higher percentage of work done throughout the day.
6 Facts About Taking Breaks
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5 Brain Break Ideas to Get Away From Work
The list goes on and on. Since most of us find ourselves working in an office environment, most likely in front of a computer screen for 8 hours a day, it is important that we take care of ourselves both mentally and physically throughout those hours. As we are all well aware, working in front of a computer screen can take quite the toll on our eyes, neck, and overall posture. Which is why it is so important that we hold ourselves accountable and set scheduled breaks throughout our day –even if they are only 5 minutes long each time.
A recent study shared that, ideally, each 52 minutes of work should be followed by 17 minutes of break time. However, we understand that this may not be feasible in all situations, so we recommend getting at least 5 minutes of break time in each hour to refresh your mind and body. If neither of these options feels like the right fit for you, there are many other recommended methods of getting in those necessary “brain breaks” throughout the day. We encourage you to check out the list of ideas here.
How do you ensure you get enough break time throughout the day in order to boost productivity levels? We would love to hear your ideas! Send us an email at email@example.com and we will be sure to share your tips up on our Facebook page.