Working from home has made our already busy live schedules a whole lot busier since now we have to deal with home chores along with the often stressful work.

New study which was made by various researchers has shown that taking short breaks in between your stressful day can help you stay more productive during entire day. The researchers looked at two studies that explored these micro-breaks that used to be conducted before pandemic completely weaker havoc of our lives.

The first study was conducted while having 100 workers which were asked to fill two questionnaires every day for 10 days – one in the morning and one as their day ended. The questionnaire looked at sleep quality, fatigue level, work engagement and how their workday was.

The second study was quite similar to this. Here, 222 employees were given three surveys (morning, afternoon during lunch and evening while leaving) to answer for five constructive days.

The study saw that workers when arrived at work tired, they ended up taking more micro-breaks, at regular intervals. Researchers discovered that these small breaks helped in balancing their energy levels that helped workers feel optimistic about their work.

The whole idea of micro-breaks is that they help you manage your energy resources over the course of the day – and that is particularly beneficial on days when you are tired.

Researchers also discovered that the employees were more driven to take these micro breaks if they felt that their employer was more concerned about the employees week being.

It is natural that when people think their boss cares about their health, they would feel more empowered to freely make decisions about when to take micro-breaks and what type of the break to take. It is in every company’s best interest to give employees autonomy in terms of taking micro-breaks when they are needed. It helps employees effectively manage their energy and engage in their work throughout the day.

Are you taking small breaks during the day? Have you observed if it helps to increase your productivity. Please feel free to let me know in the comments section below.

All the best,


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