Don’t work through lunch or dinner; give yourself that time to evaluate what you have accomplished and adjust your goals for the afternoon/evening
Plan ‘brain breaks’ that let you shift gears to a different type of cognitive task. If you’ve been using the verbal/language part of your brain for a while, shift to the visual part of your brain.
Take movement breaks. Fix a cup of tea, do some yoga, wash the dishes, make your bed, go for a walk around the block.
These breaks are great because they have a natural stopping point! Avoid breaks that are easily extended, like watching a show, scrolling social media, taking a nap, etc.
If you have a hard time returning to work after a break, do not take a break when you finish something. Instead, do a few minutes of the next task so that you have an unfinished feeling to help motivate you to return to work.
Sometimes people who are not used to taking breaks feel guilty. Research shows many people who take short breaks can get more done in less time. Trust the science. The guilt will fade with practice.
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