Feeling overwhelmed? Have far too much to do and too little time to do it? Don’t sweat it. Take a break. Because the truth is that proper use of work breaks during the day dramatically increases productivity.
You just need to learn how to manage your time with breaks in mind.
The Art of the Work Break
Flexibility has become one of the watchwords of the business world in recent years. Many companies offer some form of flexible scheduling to their employees. Yet most office environments still adhere to the standard of two fifteen minute breaks and a half hour lunch. This doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t take moment to catch your breath.
As shown in this infographic from QuidCorner, research suggests that taking a break for as little 30 seconds can increase productivity by 13%.
The infographic also shows you how to manage breaks throughout the day. Whether you have 15 minutes or just a few seconds, a break will help you maximize your down time to make your up time more efficient. In the end, you’ll feel better, less stressed, and get more done.
So take a deep breath, sit back, and take a much need work break. You… and your boss… will be glad you did.
Also published on Medium.