Why Taking Breaks Actually Helps You Work Better

You may become accustomed to working in high-stress roles with a long list of tasks every day. A recent poll done by Signature Workspace in Florida for all of the U.S. found that nearly half of employees don’t feel comfortable taking a break depending on their company culture.

What if we told ya that taking time off your desk can increase the amount of time you spend on it? It may seem counterintuitive but taking a break once an hour can help you get the best work done. We’ll show you how.

How Taking Breaks Can Help You Work

Taking breaks can help you see the bigger picture. It is easy to lose sight of the larger picture when you’re too focused on one aspect of a task. It is easy to lose sight of the larger picture if you get too focused on the details of a task. But if you take a break and step away, your brain will be better equipped to see all angles.

Take breaks to solve problems. This is how our brains work. The unique ability of our brains to freely associate facts and information makes it possible for us to let them go. This can help us find the right solution.

Take breaks to encourage healthier habits. Sitting too long can be very stressful for our bodies. Regular breaks to get up and move around can help relieve the stress of sitting at a computer all day. Your body and brain will benefit from standing up and moving around during breaks.

This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace which is a coworking space in Tampa. Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private offices, flex space, co-working space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more.

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