Summary of “What to Do on 15-, 30-, and 60-Minute Breaks to Boost Productivity”

If you’re not seeing the benefits of a break, perhaps you’re not using them correctly, says Carson Tate, author of Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style.
Used properly, taking a break is like hitting a reset button.
“We’re not as prone to self interrupt, such as taking Facebook or email breaks. We’re more passionate and connected to work.”
“It doesn’t matter, anything to physically get the blood moving. A five-minute break can be more effective than a 30-minute break if you incorporate movement.”
“You can do these activities in two minutes or 20. Little breaks like this keep your mind energized, and they can lead to those ‘aha!’ moments of creative insight.”
A study published in Harvard Business Review found that “Green micro breaks” improve attention span and performance.
Decluttering your workspace can be a good break, says Thomas.
Breaks are also impactful if there’s a connection with another human being, says Tate.

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