TAKING BREAKS FOR A HEALTHIER MIND
Taking breaks has been shown to be important in recovering from stress, which can in turn, improve your performance.
Relaxing and social breaks have been found to be particularly beneficial. A relaxing break can help to facilitate recovery, by returning your mental and physical functional systems to their baseline. Also, a relaxing break can help to reset your mood, thereby promoting positive wellbeing and reducing stress.
Social breaks, such as chatting with your peers, have also been found to be beneficial. Social interactions allow you to share your experiences and feel part of a group. This feeling of relatedness, during a social break shows a positive association with feeling recovered after the break.
Personal breaks from work are another that works wonders. It helps to rejuvenate your mind and body functions. It gives room for relaxation which would in turn make you more active and productive when you return back to work.