Our brains need regular breaks to keep functioning at a high capacity.
A glut of research shows that you should take breaks when you can to reap benefits and avoid burnout. The average time to work productively is 52 minutes of work followed by 17 minutes of rest.
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If you find yourself stuck in a rut, consider pairing your strategic breaks with a trip outside.
Science reveals that outdoor time fires up new brain synapses and enhances creative thinking.
Multitasking detracts from the work quality of everything you’re doing.
Put your sole attention towards the most important tasks, and it’ll ensure they’re done with efficiency.
Just like our muscles, studies show that our ability to make smart decisions gets worn down as the day goes on.
Cut out and automate as many non-essential decisions as possible to preserve your mental muscles and willpower.
People who have difficulty saying “no” experience higher stress, burnout rates and the inability to focus.
Make those around you aware of what you’re prioritizing. Planning strategically will create a more streamlined and successful life.
People who wake up early are able to be more proactive and take charge of their life.
Waking up early will leave you with ample time to prepare for your day ahead and take advantage of healthy morning routines.
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Most productive people work for 52 minutes at a time, then take a break for 17 minutes before getting back to it.
They make the most of those 52 minutes by working with intense purpose, but then rest up to be ready for the next burst. In other words, they work with purpose.
Research shows that humans naturally move from full focus and energy to physiological fatigue every 90 minutes.
Many different methods have been developed around the idea of work and rest, including the 90-minute Technique, the Pomodoro Technique and the 52-17 Technique....
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