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5 Science-Backed Ways Taking A Break Boosts Our Productivity

5 Science-Backed Ways Taking A Break Boosts Our Productivity

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Taking a break once an hour

Taking a break once an hour

... increases productivity. Recent studies show that those who give in to some kind of diversion or distraction once an hour perform better than those who just keep at it without a break. 

Taking a break allows us to come back to the job at hand with renewed energy and sense of purpose.

Take a tea break

Take a tea break

An afternoon tea break gives us more than a caffeine boost.

The process of making and drinking a cup of tea makes us slow down and gives us time for a much needed pause.

Physical movement

We are not designed to sit around all day. 

Getting up for a few minutes and getting our blood flowing and some more oxygen to the brain is a necessary piece of the work day.

Exercise

Playing hard helps us with working hard.
If you know you typically have an afternoon energy slump, consider a lunchtime workout.
Studies have shown that a moderate level of cardio activity can boost creativity and productivity for two hours afterwards. 

A break can serve as creative fuel

Something as simple as a ten-minute conversation with a friend, or watching an inspiring video can give us a much needed boost, or point us in a new direction if we've been stuck. 

Talking a step away -- literally or figuratively -- might be just what we need to recharge.

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