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The Best Time to Take a Work Break

Is it time for a break? If you think so, then you could be right. Megan Elliott explains the merits of a mid-morning break in an article for USA Today. Researchers at Baylor University found that people who take a break before lunch “were not only more energetic and focused, but they also experienced fewer headaches, had less eyestrain and lower back pain, and were happier with their jobs and less likely to feel burnt out.” Waiting too long in the day to take a break can hinder productivity. Likewise, the effectiveness of a break can be hurt when you are not using it well. You should spend break time doing something that you genuinely enjoy, even if that means taking that time to work on a personal pet project instead of calling your annoying uncle.

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About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid’s Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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