WAHM Tips: Take Regular Breaks

Every week we bring you a tip to help ease the stress of working from home. It may be a technique for getting things done, avoiding interruptions or just getting through the day with your sanity intact. This week we are looking at how to take regular breaks.

Working from home means we set our own hours.  There’s no water cooler to congregate around and no-one to take a coffee break with.  It’s easy to forget to take proper breaks.

Before you know it - you've been sitting at the computer, the whole morning has whizzed by and you're wondering why your concentration and focus is flagging.

Research shows that without regular breaks we become less efficient.   What a wonderful reason to down tools every hour or so and give ourselves a break.

Here’s where you can take advantage of your surroundings.  Give yourself ten minutes to: walk around the garden, pat the dog, flick through a magazine or pop the kettle on.

When you come back to your work it will be with renewed vigour and a clearer mind. The fresh air can’t do any harm either!

Here's a wonderful quote by Leonardo da Vinci to prove that even back then, those in the know knew how to be productive:

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgement will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.”

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