Lean away from work, every hour
To increase your productivity, take breaks in your working day. The 8-hour working day can end up draining your energy and creativity if you work at it relentlessly. Taking a 5 to 10 minute break every hour can be a powerful productivity enhancer.
For generations now, we’re expected to put in eight-hour days, working in long, continuous blocks of time, with few or no breaks.
We often let fatigue win because we continue working through it, and the breaks we take aren’t real breaks. Remember, it’s far more productive to rest for short periods than it is to keep on working when you’re tired and distracted.
It’s been shown that people who are religious about taking short breaks are far more productive than those who work longer hours.
Take charge of your workday. The eight-hour day can work for you if you break your time into strategic intervals. Plan your day around 1 hour intervals.
Breaks such as walking, reading, and chatting are the most effective forms of recharging because they take you away from your work.
50 minutes on, 10 minutes off — that’s the productivity mantra.