Taking breaks to work more…sounds contradictory, but actually isn’t. Studies have shown that if you take a short break, say 5 minutes after every 25 minutes of work, you will have better focus, learn more, get more done, and be able to work longer.
I’ve started using a little phone app that times breaks for me, and it’s amazing the difference it makes. Don’t get me wrong. I can write for three or four hours straight without ever coming up for air. But when I inject little breaks, I can go six or seven hours and get commensurately more work done in a day.
Better, I can work six or seven hours days for several days in a row without completely burning out. Shock.
I figure if we’re going to be slaves to technology anyway, we might as well let it work for us now and then. Oh, and the app I use is called Focus Keeper.
Now, if I could only find a place to buy a working time-turner. Then I’d really be good to go!