Workaholic? You're Not Alone
Are you tired of feeling mentally drained and burnt out from your workday? Do you find yourself responding to emails and slack messages while in meetings, or packing your days with back-to-back meetings? If so, you're not alone. Many people struggle with this issue, and it's no surprise when you consider the negative impact that this type of work style can have on our brains.
But the good news is that there is a way to leverage technology to improve our communication and increase productivity without damaging our brains. How do we do this? By taking breaks and giving our minds the time they need to rest and recharge.
The Science of Taking Necessary Breaks
Microsoft's Human Factors Lab conducted a study that measured the brain activity of 14 individuals, and the results were clear: individuals who took breaks between meetings had steady brains and experienced "coolness," while those who didn't take breaks saw their stress increase with time, suggesting a "buildup of stress."
So, what can we do to ensure that we're taking care of our brains and improving our productivity?
Here are a Few Tips to Start
1. Schedule breaks
Make sure to schedule breaks between meetings or tasks to give your brain a chance to rest and recharge.
Disconnect from your devices and take some time to relax and unwind. This can help reduce stress and improve your focus when you do return to work.
3. Get enough sleep
Make sure you're getting enough sleep at night to ensure that your brain is well-rested and ready to tackle the day ahead.
Physical activity has been shown to improve brain function, so make sure to incorporate some form of exercise into your routine.
By following these tips, you can improve your productivity and take care of your brain at the same time. So don't wait any longer - start taking breaks and giving your brain the rest it needs to thrive. By doing so, you'll be able to work more efficiently and effectively, and you'll be better able to handle the demands of the modern workplace. So take care of your brain, and watch your productivity soar.