The Science of Breaks and Work

brain activity and breaks

Article review: 8/10

Productivity is based on the amount of work that one accomplishes during a set of time. One way to increase productivity is actually by taking breaks. Seems backwards right? Science has shown that we are more productive if we take breaks than if we work for long hours.

Some people have associated this phenomenon with “will power” and how it eventually runs out so we use breaks to rejuvenate “will power.” Though this is probably true, science is a better way to show cause and effect. This article talks about three scientific explanations for why breaks help with work.

In addition to the scientific explanations, there is a part of the article for different methods of planning breaks and 16 different suggested activities you can try during those breaks

Depending on your schedule or requirements for work, some methods or activities may not be acceptable. I suggest going through the methods and activities to finding the ones that will be acceptable at your work place and test them out to see what works best for you.

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