Taking breaks at work can make you happier, more focused and more productive. Here’s a look at the science of why breaks work and how to use them better.
I know you don’t want to take a break right now.
Why? Because you’re too busy. This post is probably one of more than a few tabs you have open on your browser or phone. Your to-do list is likely close by and packed with tasks.
Sometimes we know there’s a better way to do things, but we’re just so busy we don’t even think we have the time to find it—so we keep going like we always have.
That’s how I saw things, too. And then I discovered the power of taking breaks at work. They made me happier, more focused and more productive—and I bet they can do the same for you, whether you’re in the corner office or a cubicle.
Come along and discover the science of why we need breaks at work, how to create your own master schedule and what to do on your hard-earned break.