The Science Of Taking Breaks At Work

Breaks recharge, replenish and regroup. So how come you still feel exhausted at work? Make it through your work day without feeling imprisoned by following expert advice on adult time-outs.

To-do lists are one of the most common ways to keep track of your planned day. Making these is a good habit to get into. But equally effective for a productive day is having an additional break list.
While making a checklist, we usually concentrate on things we have to do during the day.
And we desperately try to follow it, no matter what. But what we always forget to do is to relax
and take short breaks. Our brain is a machine, and as any machine, it needs to be stopped at some point to cool down. Otherwise, it’s going to burnout. Just like a machine, our brain needs to switch modes. Scientists points out two basic modes: the “focused mode” (it activates when we are studying, learning something new, writing and working) and “diffuse mode” (aka daydream mode, the one that activates when we are not thinking as hard).

Our brains need brief interruptions from work. Don’t underestimate the daydream mode. It is just as important for creativity and productivity.