Breaks are extremely important in order to have a successful workday. They keep our brains sharp and our mental health in check. However, most people’s breaks involve checking their phones, venting to a friend or having a cup of coffee. According to Psychology Today, these breaks actually fatigue us even more. Which begs the question, how should you be spending your break time?
Before you decide how to spend your break, the first thing to figure out is how often to schedule them. The first option is a 15-minute break after every 75 to 90 minutes. The second is a 17-minute break after 52 minutes, and the last is a five-minute break after every 25 minutes. The best way to figure out what works best for you is through trial and error. You may also find that you need fewer breaks in the morning than you do in the afternoon, depending on how fatigued you get throughout the day.
The next step is figuring out how to best use that time. Below are some creative ways you can make the most of your time in any office situation.
As you can tell, breaks don’t have to be boring and they shouldn’t be! All of these options are fun, energy inducing activities that will help you feel even more accomplished by the end of the day. And these are just the tip of the iceberg. Let us know how you like to spend your breaks by commenting below!