take a break!
A boost break is an intentional break designed to improve your energy management and prevent you from feeling drained at the end of your workday.
Research suggests that we work best in waves, moving between bursts of focused, intense work and periods of renewal. Unfortunately, this is not how we typically work, favoring quantity over quality and putting more emphasis on recharging our phones than recharging ourselves.
When we “work in waves” or take time for rest or renewal, our energy level remains steady throughout the entire work day. This means that by the time we get off work, we still have energy to devote to the things that matter most.
Tips for Success
- Give each boost a try, even if it seems silly or out of your comfort zone.
- Make an intentional effort to take advantage of your work break, even if you only have a few minutes to spare. Many of the activities can be done in five minutes or less.
- Encourage your coworkers to participate with you.
- Take note of which breaks leave you feeling most refreshed.