Three Reasons Why Taking Breaks Helps You Work More Efficiently..

Working non-stop may seem like a great way to be more productive, but having non-stop work sessions can often do more harm than good. Why? Because non-stop work sessions can lead to mental and physical fatigue, preventing you from effectively absorbing information. So, how can you prevent yourself from becoming mentally and physically exhausted during your work sessions? It’s simple. Take regularly scheduled breaks. Here are three reasons why taking breaks leads to more efficient work sessions.

  1. Taking breaks fends off mental fatigue.

Being mentally exhausted makes it harder to focus on your work. Having less focus makes it more challenging to absorb the information you’re trying to convey. Mental fatigue can also negatively affect your memory, making it harder for you to recall previously known information.

  1. Taking breaks releases physical tension.

Working in one position for too long can lead to muscle tension and body aches. When this happens, you may focus more on your aches and pains than anything else. By scheduling breaks to move around and stretch your muscles, you’ll relieve built-up muscle tension, helping you maintain peak levels of concentration.

  1. Taking breaks helps you change your perspective.

It’s far too easy to get caught up in a single perspective if you never look up from your work. Taking a break lets you step back from the topic, giving your brain a chance to process the subject matter from different angles. Approaching a subject from various perspectives is also helpful because it leaves you with a more thorough understanding of the content.

When scheduling breaks aim to take breaks lasting for between five and fifteen minutes following each hour of work. If you’re having trouble keeping track of when it’s time to take a break, let an alarm notify you when your hour-long work segment is complete. Consider also using the alarm to announce the end of your rest period so that you can resume your work session at the appropriate time.

I know this may seem simple and hard to achieve as we are so busy with calls, meetings, reviews etc. But it does work. And, hey, if you can’t apply the concepts above (at least on same basis) a more thorough examination of your work (and life) habits is required.

by Mike Djordjevich

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