Yeah, do it right now, get up and way away.
Go, do it.
I will wait until your return. See you in 10 mins!
Alrite so you are back,
How do you feel? Better? You know that studies show that after taking a break of about 8 – 10 mins your brain is sharper that ever? Its the perfect time for you to make a decision….
Lol, actually not really, lol. But taking a break might put you in a frame of mind where you might let your sense of humour go and have a good laugh – feel good and get cracking on some work again.
More than that its important to take breaks. Stretch your limbs. You can move away from your work. Grab a bite or a quench your thrist with glass of water. Personally I use breaks to take my body and my mind on a journey. I step outside of my work space, and into another world. And then from that place I let my mind wander back into my work space but from this new perspective. Edward De Bono, the world's foremost authority on :thinking said that
99% of all thinking errors are due to perspective
So armed with the new perspective I usually explore all or any combo of the following.
- Access my progress on my current task.
- Connect the dots to the big picture.
- Re-focus on key objectives
Its sounds like a alot but really it is not. If you had to capture these for a colleague during a conversation, It would take way less than 10 minutes to explain it. Doing it for yourself should take you alot less time.
You might be amazed at some of the stuff you come up with in these short space bursts. It will go a long way to keeping you motivated too.
Love Life, Work Smart!
Corey Graham 2.0