Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

6 Good Reasons to Take Breaks

by jussiecatwriter (follow)
Life Skills (425)      Work (28)      Rest (20)      Focus (19)      Concentration (11)      Efficiency (7)      Productivity (6)     

cartoon man sleeping at his desk
Not having breaks affects your work performance. Image courtesy of iosphere at freedigitalphotos.net

.Real or perceived work expectations, whether from your boss or due to high expectations you have self-imposed are healthy – to a degree. They can function as a driver to keep us on task and can serve as a motivator to aspire. However, no matter how hard you work, having proper rest and break time is just as important.

Just as you wouldn’t think of exercising without rest for periods of time longer than you are accustomed to, so too the ability to focus for a certain ability amount of time may be important for achievement, but so are breaks.

1. Breaks prevent us from becoming bored, thus losing our ability to concentrate. According to Professor of Psychology Alejandra Lleran having mental breaks allows us to stay focussed.

2. Research has shown that having breaks can consolidate information, offer fresh insights and foster the ability to problem-solve.

3. According to the Harvard Business Review, breaks can help to ‘re-evaluate our goals’. That is, sometimes we are so wrapped up in task completion that we lose sight of whether we are going about it in the best way. On a larger level, breaks can give us a chance to reassess whether our goals are really that important to us and to re-prioritise if necessary.

4. Breaks allow us time to mentally refuel. Adequate hydration and nourishment is obviously important for brain function. This doesn’t mean just having a coffee as caffeine can dehydrate and make us anxious, which has a negative impact on performance. Plenty of water and good nutrition help the brain (and body) function optimally.

5. Breaks allow us time to physically recharge. There is only so much time you can sit slumped in a chair or sitting down. Standing up and stretching is not only advisable but necessary. If you neglect your physical posture for long periods of time physical ailments may emerge. For example, back and neck pain and headaches may occur which overall has a deleterious impact on performance.

6. Breaks can serve to emotionally recharge us. Just as our minds and bodies need rest, so too a break can allow us to re-connect to positive emotional energy whether it’s from an encouraging word we have with ourselves or a chat to a work colleague.

# Life Skills
# Rest
# Work
# Productivity
# Efficiency
# Concentration
# Focus
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by jussiecatwriter
We all have goals we would like to achieve
We all possess a sense of humour to some degree
%%Paralysis Analysis - yes, you can think too much!%% Human beings have evolved to be pro...
I have been a "self-help" junkie most of my life
I have heard that no two snow flakes are the same
Recently, I made the decision to change my mobile phone number
view all articles by jussiecatwriter
Articles by jussiecatwriter on Other Hubs
Pets need to have comfortable surroundings, which they choose instinctively
When considering introducing another cat into a pre-existing family of one or more other felines...
1 like
I have enjoyed Suzie, my half-manx cat, for more than four and a half years now
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 42630
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
I lived the city life and I’m sick of it
Our senses make us more aware of the world around us, sometimes warning us of danger
When people hear the word 'amnesia' they worry because they know it means forgetting things and th...
Sometimes you just feel bleah
New words are constantly coming into existence
Whether you are thinking about goals to get things done or making a difference in the world, the l...
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
Money gives us all more choices in life, and is a tool to serve other people
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
Are you missing something in your life and you don’t know what you want? Are you lost and unsure...
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version