Taking breaks at the right time and for the right amount of time is a key to the healthy work rhythm that Saent encourages people to follow. Breaks are important for a number of reasons, and not taking them can lead to stress, burnout, poor productivity, and poor work quality. In this guest post at Remotive, I go over why breaks are so important, how to make sure you take them, and how to make the most of them.
People sit at their computers for hours on end, and the only breaks they take are usually forced upon them by basic necessities like food, going to the toilet, or a real human interrupting them.
I see it around me every day, and so do you. In coffee shops, co-working spaces and, of course, regular offices. Almost everyone working on a laptop does this, and it’s perhaps the second worst thing you can do after “multitasking.” Until about a year ago, I wasn’t even aware of this problem myself.