The importance of taking breaks


It’s important that every employee or freelancer should take their breaks because it can reduce mental fatigue, stress, or being exhausted, and helps us to stay focused. Taking regular breaks can help you make better decisions. It’s not only applied to work but also in personal life.

“Too much to do, but with limited time. The pressure is on. I won’t take a break for this entire shift.”

Some workers don’t take their breaks because they believe that it will increase their productivity, as a result, after their shift or work they get irritated. You should stop feeling guilty about taking breaks because it has a huge impact on yourself and your company. It’s not a mistake when you want to breathe fresh air and to clear your mind.

Tips to ensure that you take breaks.

  1. Set an alarm on your phone or laptop.

  2. Plan your breaks - use your breaks effectively like doing quick exercise, drinking your coffee or tea and etc. So that it will be a motivation that you should keep taking a break.

  3. Agree break times with your peers or colleagues especially on working at the office but to those who are working at home, you can do it also but in a virtual way.

Taking breaks is one of the factors of maintaining a work-life balance.

Why you should take breaks?

  • Increase your performance and productivity

  • Prevents burnout

  • Stress management

  • More Creativity

  • Maintain work-life balance

Signs that you need to take a break

  • Lack of motivation

  • Irritated

  • Lack of energy

  • Headache

  • Poor concentration

Your health is very important. You should take care of it.

The opportunity to step away from everything and take a break is something that shouldn't be squandered. --Harper Reed

You work well, rest well.

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