This is from OnlineBusinessDegree.Org through the kind contribution of Allison Morris.
This is a great infographic on the power of taking breaks. Leo Baubata has written about it extensively, and I use Francesco Cirillo’s Pomodoro Technique, which is a great marriage of work and break. And we have an innate sense of that. Our religious traditions talks about sabbath days, and jubilee years; and we go on retreats and recollections (hopefully) regularly enough to step back and refocus and redirect our lives. Even the word “retire”, I found out recently, is not just about stopping work, but also gives us the image of a vehicle changing tires so it could run even better.
If you have any thoughts on how taking breaks, stopping or pausing has helped you, please comment below.
The original article says:
If you’re pursuing a degree in business, working long hours probably isn’t anything new for you. If you one day find yourself (or perhaps you already do) regularly pulling long hours at the office—whether your office is an actual office, your home, or even a coffee shop with your computer—then try to remember the power of taking a break. Studies show that taking regular breaks in your work actually makes for much better progress. A “break” can be a 10-minute walk around outside, or it can be a 30-second stretch session at your desk. There are benefits to both short breaks and long ones—even a 15-second break can reduce your fatigue. While many workers are reluctant to take breaks, feeling that it cuts into their productivity, the opposite is actually true: Breaks are good for you, and they make you an overall better worker. The following infographic takes a look at the benefits that come from taking a break, whether long or short. Whether you’re trying to break into the business world or you’re already overseeing multiple employees, this infographic is a good reminder for both you and your colleagues to break regularly and promote productivity and good health. [Take a Break, Online Business Degree]