How Science Says You Should Break

How Science Says You Should Take Break

Making sure you do different types of activities when you are breaking is crucial to recovering during that time. If you are doing similar mental things as your work you won’t be actually getting the rest you are looking for. Find a way to full switch off when you’re not working. When you go on your lunch break or want to find a time to pause, talk to someone rather than going for your phone to check twitter. Christian Jarrett from 99u says
 
” As you’d expect, feeling that work demands were more intense around lunch time went hand in hand with feeling more end-of-day fatigue. Crucially, the right kind of break provided a protective buffer against this link between work demands and fatigue. Which kind of break was this? Only relaxation and social break activities had any benefit. Cognitive activities during work breaks actually made fatigue worse, likely because reading websites or checking emails taxes many of the same mental processes that we use when we’re working.”
 
When you have a tedious task or a relentless job, make sure to take those breaks to make sure there is energy in that tank. Over-exhaustion is a factor in poor health and slowing of full recuperation.
 
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