5 Ways Taking Breaks Can Improve Productivity

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2021 has been stressful enough add work on top of that, and you have a recipe for unmanageable stress. Sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day without a break is asking for trouble. You need ways to keep up energy, motivation and improve productivity throughout the day. You have a lot on your plate in the office and its crucial you take advantage of every second.

Taking a Break Will Improve Productivity

1. Take a walk

Walking has obvious benefits: Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, improves blood pressure and blood sugar levels, improves blood lipid profile, maintains body weight and lower the risk of obesity, and enhances mental well-being. Push back from your desk and take part in these benefits. Stepping away for 10 minutes every hour or so will allow you to get your blood flowing and take your mind off any stress you may be feeling. If you can, head to a park or a green space outside your office.

2. Meditate

Mediation has been used for thousands of years, and has been found to increase focus and decrease stress. By performing daily meditation you are able to stay on the task longer and become less easily distracted. There are lots of types of mediation, research the right ones for you.

3. Talk

Co-workers are a way to break the mundane up. Building social bonds in the workplace helps to improve mood. If you are in a happy mood it will translate to your co-workers. A happy office is a productive office. Its been proven that a more social office boosts productivity.

4. Eatwork remotely, coffee

Stay healthy. Enjoying healthy snacks throughout the day allows for the maintenance of blood sugar. Ever feel groggy and “not all there”? This is mostly caused by low blood sugar. Eat something and boost your energy! Grab and apple or other fresh fruit and take a 10-minute walk, increase blood flow and your blood sugar. We have a great fully stocked break room!

5. Nap

Sleeping at work? Only if your employer allows. But it has been proven to have numerous benefits. Amongst those are increases in mental alertness and focus.  Only take a 20-30 minute nap, anything longer will leave you feeling groggy. Need an extra boost? Caffeine takes 30 minutes to begin working, drink a cup of coffee before you nap and when you wake up in 30 minutes you will be extra charged.

Follow these tips and be sure to increase your productivity. DataTech Business Centre has all the amenities to help. Tim Hortons downstairs with fresh coffee and donuts and a fully stocked break room! Choose us for all your office space needs.

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