Take a Break: Guilt-Free Breaks and Increased Productivity
May 5, 2017 by Mike Certoma
You may think that working straight through the day without any breaks allows you to accomplish more work—but this is not so. Taking small breaks throughout the day actually increases your productivity.
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In today’s post, Metro Office, your premier source of office solutions such as Flexdesk®, takes a look at why you shouldn’t feel guilty about indulging in a few breaks throughout your day.
A Creative Boost
Staring at a monitor for hours on end has a way of stalling a person’s creative output. No matter how hard you try, you will very likely have a hard time forming ideas and getting work done if your mind hasn’t had time to rest. Taking a little break every so often helps you to refocus and start fresh. By the time you get back to your workstation, you’ll have freshly charged batteries and can look at your work with new eyes.
Breaks also keep you from getting bored, which helps you avoid zoning out while sitting at your desk. You can only sit on your office chair for so long before your mind starts to wander.
Expanded Attention Span and Improved Concentration
Have you ever stared at your computer screen for a few minutes without actually accomplishing anything? This is because the average adult’s attention span ranges from 15 minutes to about 40 minutes. After that, the brain simply runs out of cognitive resources.
Other circumstances around the workplace such as lighting and office arrangement can affect an employee’s concentration level too. Through Flexdesk and other office solutions, employees can work comfortably and efficiently within their own dedicated space. As a result of stronger concentration, both efficiency and quality of work output both improve.
While it’s never ok to slack off, taking a few short breaks throughout your day can actually boost your productivity. You aren’t just a cog in a machine; you need time to rest and recharge so you can perform at your fullest capability. So go on and take that quick break. Do it with a clear conscience.
At Metro Offices, your success is our success. We are the company that provides quality spaces where work gets done such as Flexdesk, private offices, and meeting rooms. Call us at (703) 871-5208 and find your space today. We provide services to businesses in Chevy Chase, MD as well as Reston and Tysons, VA.