Last updated on October 4, 2021 by Roger Kaufman
Let go - Yes, finally time to take breaks
Really funny how this cat makes himself comfortable on the keyboard 🙂
Cat sleeps behind the keyboard
The importance of breaks
To stay focused, it's really important to take a break despite all the urgent work.
It can be a 10-minute break, a longer break, but also a break like a (short) vacation.
It's all about what you do or don't do during that break.
Imagine you've forgotten a name, you're trying desperately to remember the name, but you still can't get the common denominator.
you gave it up – youst doo it
A little later you take a short break and have a leisurely drink of tea, you are completely relaxed.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, the forgotten name comes back to you like a flash.
Exactly, that is the elemental power of breaks.
The value of breaks
When you're working on a complex problem, or when you feel like you have too much to do, you tell yourself that you have the time for a break is missing.
However, research has shown that taking breaks is good for both you and your work can be extremely useful.
Micro breaks, lunch breaks and longer breaks have been shown to have a positive impact on efficiency.
Regular breaks increase your performance.
While taking time off during the workday isn't as obvious as taking a vacation, research has actually uncovered significant benefits.
Studies have shown that taking breaks can minimize or prevent tension and help maintain performance throughout the day.
A research study by Korpela, found that taking lunch breaks from work increases workplace efficiency and can also reduce fatigue.
In addition, a year later it was discovered that vitality and performance levels increase over time.
Relaxation and also social breaks have proven to be particularly useful.
Taking a break to relax can promote recovery by restoring your mental and psychological nervous systems to their old standard.
Social breaks, like chatting with peers, have also been shown to be beneficial.
Social interactions allow you to Experiences to share and to feel part of a team.
This feeling of connectedness during a break shows a favorable association with the feeling of recovery after the break.
Breaks have been shown to be crucial for recovering from anxiety, which in turn can improve your efficiency.
Tips to make sure you take breaks
If you find yourself getting lost in your work or really frustrated that something isn't going well, here are some tips that encourage you to routinely step back and recharge your batteries.
Agree on break times with your colleagues and help each other to keep to the agreed break times.
Set an alarm on your phone to tell you to take a break.
Develop a strategy for doing something you enjoy during your break - the expectation of satisfaction will surely inspire you to persevere until the break.
Focus on any kind of benefits you experience when you pause - this will stick in your memory and inspire you to take breaks in the future.
Daniela May - Take a break - nice song
Taking a break from time to time is simply part of everyday life!
Unfortunately, we forget this over and over again and wonder why we are missing something.
Refueling is wonderful when it becomes quiet around us and we can come back to ourselves and our Creator. #take a break more oftenDaniela May
Breaks are important - The most important thing when telling jokes
What applies to jokes also applies to everyday life live.
That's why Breaks important!
Some are on a forced break.
Or short-time work. No voluntary break.
So breaks aren't always nice. But sometimes necessary.
Could without a break Humour like not breathing.
No laughs without pauses.
Give your listeners a break to let the joke sink in.
You notice the difference.German Institute for Humor