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How Do Work Breaks Help Your Brain? 5 Surprising Answers

psychologytoday.com

Why You Should Take Breaks

  • “Movement breaks” are essential for your physical and emotional health. A 5-minute walkabout break every hour can improve your health and well-being.
  • Breaks can prevent “decision fatigue. Decision fatigue can lead to simplistic decision-making and procrastination.

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When you are in a state of “flow” it is not good to take a break.

“Flow” is characterized by complete absorption in the task, seemingly effortless concentration, and pleasure in the task itself.

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A “good break” will give that goal-oriented Prefrontal Cortex of yours a good rest by switching brain activity to another area.

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  1. Walk or exercise.
  2. Connect with nature...or a streetscape.
  3. Change your environment.
  4. Have lunch or a healthy snack.
  5. Take a “power nap”.
  6. Take a few deep breaths.
  7. Daydream.
  8. Get creative like ...

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