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The Best Ways to Use Breaks to Be More Productive (Infographic)

To be your most productive self, take a step back from your work.
The Best Ways to Use Breaks to Be More Productive (Infographic)
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Between working, exercising and spending time with family, you may think you’re giving yourself enough breaks, but what about during work?

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Taking breaks throughout your work day is vital to maximizing productivity. Think you don’t have time? Even a 30-second break can account for an increase in productivity.

There are different strategies for a work-break balance too, and it’s important to find the one that is best for you. For example, try out a 25/5-minute split -- that means work in 25-minute blocks and take five-minute breaks between. If that doesn’t work for you, there’s also 50/10 minute split.

Related: 7 Things to Do During Your Lunch Break (Infographic)

What you do during your breaks is just as important. If you only have five minutes, eat a healthy snack, read an article or even try to solve a Rubik’s Cube. When you have 10 minutes, make a coffee run, tidy up your desk or watch a TED talk. If you’ve got more than 10 minutes -- take a walk outside, call a friend or family member or even sit in a cafe and people watch.

To learn how you can start taking breaks and maximize your time, check out Quid Corner’s infographic below.

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