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Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

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Work Cycles

Humans have imagined themselves as machines, doing work linearly, and continuously.

We aren't machines, but organisms that work best cyclically, with intervals and rest periods.

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90 Minute Cycles

The 90-minute cycle works well for most of the demanding and creative work, as follows:

  • Morning practice is essential.
  • Three sessions a day on an average
  • Each session is for 90 minutes
  • A break is essential between the sessions.

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The Ultradian Rhythm

The Ultradian Rhythm

Your brain can only focus for 90 to 120 minutes before it needs a break. 

This is the ultradian rhythm, a cycle that’s present in both our sleeping (the 90-minute cycles during which we progress through the five stages of sleep) and waking lives (as we move from higher to lower alertness).

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Unplug after 90 Minutes

Unplugging or taking a break after 90 minutes is not opposing your work in any way, but is a part of your work.

Taking a break only enhances your work quality, so that you are at your best after returning.

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