Last week on our remote work tips series, we talked about COMMUNICATION and the need to overcommunicate in the world of remote work.
If you missed it, click here to catch up.
In today’s episode, we are talking about TAKING SCHEDULED BREAKS.
Why do we think this is important?
First off, when we were younger and in school, we always had a short or long break time. If the “system” recognized that without taking a break, things could go wrong with our learning, why have we (grownups) chosen to neglect our breaks?
In the world of work, It is evident that a particularly good number of us have gotten into “The Zone”, where we are fully focused and immersed in what we are doing and enjoying it.
In that zone, we might end up working all day, without eating or even drinking water.
This is not advisable because even if/when we eventually crack that tough case and figure out a solution to the problem, we might have already set ourselves up for a breakdown in the nearest future.
Nobody wants to fall sick, especially while working from home.
So ensure you take regular breaks, take some time to stretch, a short walk (around your house of course), and most importantly, get something to eat and drink.
Breaking up the day and moving your body enables you to refresh yourself and can increase your productivity when you return to your work.
Please come again next week for new tips (you could also read and share this blog during your breaks, just saying 😉)