Break the right way
Not to be a Debbie downer but it turns out, there’s a right way and wrong way to take a break. Unproductive breaks include using downtime to load up on caffeine-heavy drinks, doom scrolling on social media, the mindless snack attack and even online shopping (yep, brutal, we know). What’s so bad about these types of breaks? Well, they all aim for instant gratification, which lowers our ability to get back to work and focus. Instead, try to take productive breaks during the day that allow you to recover from stress and detach from the dreaded inbox. This might include spending time in a completely different environment to your home office, calling a family member or friend for a quick chat or even listening to some relaxing music.