Work Tip # 2: Take a breather
Feeling stuck or demotivated?
Take a quick break, fella! It’s your body’s way of telling you that you have to get off your desk for a while. Just so you know, there are instances at work when making time for a break can actually set you up for more long-term success. Find out more below:
1. When you’ve been working non-stop for hours.
When you focus on something for too long, your brain experiences fatigue. It makes it difficult for you to focus, make decisions, think clearly, etc. So get up, walk around, talk to colleagues if you must, and then get the job done.
2. When you and your colleagues aren’t seeing eye-to-eye.
When you encounter a work-related discussion with your officemate and it seems like things are heading nowhere, take it as a sign. Drop everything for a while, walk around, and reconvene with a nice comeback to finally set things smooth and straight.
3. When things aren’t making sense to you anymore.
Even a short interruption from what you’re doing helps wake up your creativity and generate new ideas. It allows you to replace the stale ideas and replace them with fresh(er) ones.