Kick Ass At Work - Lesson 6 - Take Frequent Breaks.

In today’s podcast: Kick Ass At Work – Lesson 6 – Take Frequent Breaks, I discuss why taking time out is vital for your productivity.

This isn’t rocket science, but is frequently ignored and totally underestimated.

I don’t believe this is a one size fits all however. It’s personal to you. For example, I know when I need to take a break from my work and I always come back so much more productive and refreshed. Do you know when you need a break? Signs that you need to take a break from work:

1. Your wired

2. Your bored

3. Starting to day dream

4. Tired

5. Back or neck start to ache

6. Eyes hurt

7. Headaches

8. Overwhelmed by work

9. Making mistakes

10. Going round in circles

11. Moody

As I said, it’s not one size fits all, but these are the most common signs. I encourage you to work out which yours are? Which are the worst culprits for you? Mine is when I’m wired. I’m totally frazzled by what I’m doing, yet so in the flow that I literally can’t stop working. That’s when I know I need to stop! So I do.

When to take a break depends on your job and the flexibility you have over your work day.

The break can be as little as 5 minutes but it needs to be taken every time you need it. It’s up to you to work out when that is and for how long it needs to be. To be clear, I’m not referring to a lunch break. These breaks are additional to your lunch Do not dismiss this! Please. Humour me and experiment. The next time you feel overwhelmed by work and are convinced you can’t stop because you are “soooooooo busy.” Stop. Get up. Got for a walk outside. Then come back and analyse how much more productive you are and more importantly how you feel. I can guarantee 50 times better!



Gemma McCrae

Gemma is a leading Life Coach & Business Coach, Award Winning Podcaster and the owner of Prosperity Kitchen. Regularly featured in the national press, Gemma is one of the “go to” people on Life Coaching & Business Coaching. Gemma counts VIPs, High Net Worth Individuals, Entrepreneurs, Career Professionals, Stay at Home Parents and all manner of other amazing people as her clients. She specialises in Personal Development, Career Coaching, Employee Coaching, Executive Coaching, Confidence, Motivation, Health and Small Business Coaching.



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