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How to use your breaks more effectively at work

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Published : Jan 1, 2018, 2:01 pm IST
Updated : Jan 1, 2018, 2:01 pm IST

It can also help boost your productivity.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pexels)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pexels)

Constantly working and taking no breaks is not healthy.

In this day and age we humans seem to have forgotten how to take a break from the constant chatter that leads to stress and exhaustion.

 

Breaks often tend to be seen as a bad thing. But making some time to decompress could not only benefit your work, it is also crucial for your well-being.

So why don't you give it a test run and see if this works out for you.

Here are five ways you can boost your productivity and relax during your hectic day, according to indy100.

1. Take a break from the screen: Go for a walk instead. This could help give your brain a boost and relieve stress.

2. Social interaction: Having a good rapport at work with your colleagues makes employees more passionate about their work.

3. Leave your desk every 52 minutes: Pomodoro's analysis of 5.5 million workers revealed the top 10% of workers concentrated well for 52 minutes before taking a break for 17 minutes.

 

4. Nutrition: Don't forget to fee your mind. Eat a good meal as your brain works best with a steady level of glucose in the blood. Protein especially enhances cognitive abilities for longer than 15 - 20 minutes after it is digested.

5. Sit and reflect: Daydreaming can give your mind a rest and help you get back into your task.

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