You come to work, have a coffee, then check your email and work on your daily schedule, then take a break at around 1pm to get something to rest and relax?
The latest research reveals that many people make an elementary mistake when it comes to pausing.
Mid-morning is the best time for a break
Professors Emily Hunter and Cindy Wu of Baylor University researched which time of day is best for a break and found that an afternoon break is not ideal at all, but a mid-morning break is the best time to take a break from work.
They have shown that resting at this time of day best improves energy, concentration and motivation. It has also been found that the breaks you take later in the day have a much smaller effect.
When you finally take a break, keep in mind that you do not have to do anything related to work, but take the time to rest and recover your energy.
You choose what to do during the break. You can also carry out lighter business commitments until they become a burden.
More short breaks than a long one
If you find that more frequent shorter breaks suit you rather than a long break, opt for this type of vacation.
A survey was conducted in which 95 employees aged 22 to 67 years participated in one work week.
Every person had to take every break he had during working hours.
The results showed that employees used 959 breaks, or an average of two breaks per person.
Research has also shown that people who take longer breaks have fewer health problems, such as headaches, vision problems and back pain.