You’re busy, busy, busy!
Your productivity has to be top-notch, of course.
So what’s the best way to achieve this?
Once, you might have tried multitasking – but now you know that’s not the way to actually improve your productivity. It’s okay if you’re doing simple tasks. But anything else and your ability takes a hit, plus you waste time as your brain switches between tasks.
Hmmm, so what to do?
Take a brain break!
Taking a break helps you to be more productive
When to take a break?
- When you feel your attention wandering
- When you have a problem to solve
- When you have just solved a problem
- When you have a decision to reach
- Between chunks of work
Taking a break re-charges your batteries and allows you to re-focus.
But more than this…
Taking a break allows the unconscious mind to work for you
Go for a walk, meditate, listen to some music…
Have a cup of tea, a snack, a daydream…
Or just change gear and do something mundane – some filing or tidying up.
Just for 5 – 10 minutes.
Take your attention away from what you’re doing.
And focus on something less cognitively demanding.
Your brain will still be processing.
Often when you walk away from a problem, the answer comes to you within minutes.
So take a quick brain-break now…guilt-free!
It’s the secret to peak productivity.