Five Reasons To Take Breaks

by - Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Taking a break is great, whether it's five minutes or a week. There are some good things that come out of taking a break, though and here are five of them.

More productive
Taking breaks makes you more productive because working too hard can be counterproductive, surprisingly. Working too hard will make your eyes glaze over and you will forget what you've already read or studied.

Reduce stress
Taking breaks reduce stress because you're not worried about that huge upcoming project. You're just focusing on yourself for five minutes if you're studying or a week on vacation.

You'll feel recharged 
If you keep working without any breaks, you'll feel burnt out and overwhelmed, but taking even a short break can help you feel rejuvenated and ready to take on your next workload

Stepping away sometimes brings the solution
If you're stuck on a tough problem and are about to tear your hair out, taking a break can sometimes allow your mind to decompress and come up with a solution. I've experienced this more times than I'd like, especially when it comes to schoolwork.

It lessens your worry
Taking a break will lessen your worry about a certain project at work not being perfect. Chances are, the boss is looking to see if you did a good job, not if you did everything to the letter and made it perfect. Also, trying to make something perfect will stress you out even more. The same applies to school-taking a 30-minute break from that essay will lessen your worry on it as it doesn't have to be perfect.

What are some other reasons to take breaks?

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