Taking Short Breaks
Working for long stretches without breaks can lead to stress and exhaustion. Sometimes we just need to take a break to relax and re-energise. Breaks for students or professionals alike can replenish the mind and helps you become more creative by boosting your energy.
Ultimately it does help you to be more productive but how you utilise breaks can even more important. It can either taper off your productivity and focus levels or they can be ammunition for you. Finding ways to take productive breaks will help improve your performance. Here are a few ways you can take productive breaks:
Mediation induces relaxation and alleviates the harmful psychological of stress while studying or doing long hours in work. Studies shows that around fifteen minutes, twice a day is suggested for meditation.
Especially if you are working an incredibly long day on your studies or in work, taking an hour or so to get some exercise will improve your health and energy short and long term. It can help increase your energy and sharpen your focus while you studying for an exam or preparing a presentation in work. It also helps decrease stress and anxiety, so please try not to ignore it when your life gets engrossed with work.
Pulling yourself away from a screen and reading a book or paper, doing a crossword or writing your diary can all help reenergise your mind while letting it have a break from work. It also keeps your mind sharp and focused to engage in these activities.
If you’ve got co-workers, make the most of that human interaction with them. This can be done by timing a break to coincide with your colleague’s. By engaging with colleagues can be a great way of forging new bonds and increase productivity for all of you.
A renewed energy snack like a nutritious small meal, such as a healthy shake or a protein bar can help refuel your body and mind. This will make you feel rejuvenated and energised before you return to work. However, eating unhealthy meals and snacks will drain your energy and fuel stress, so we recommend only eat healthy meals because it will help keep your energy up when you need it most.