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Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

fastcompany.com

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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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

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 ...

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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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