According to Inc magazine, if you find yourself trying to crank out those last few emails or finishing up a project on your day off, you might want to reconsider.
Research shows you'll do better work if you take more down time. Here are a few ways to improve your productivity. Take short play breaks; switching our attention to a simple task like a game gives a different part of our brain the opportunity to step in and problem solve.
Take more frequent vacations; vacations have solid brain benefits and should be replenished often.
Consider a mid-day nap; people who take naps are more alert, productive, and less prone to mistakes.
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