This week I must admit that I failed to follow the best productivity hacks to get stuff done that I have learnt. The best method that I have ever found has recently been ignored, mainly due to stress at work and an inbox that is constantly pinging.
“Seriously this is not the way to live!”
Taking frequent breaks and relaxation time is also important as is plenty of water.
Like many people I have struggled with this – and as from this week I am going to turn over a new leaf and enjoy the 17-minute break routine. So don’t expect an immediate response from me if you email me, those days are gone!
I experimented with productivity hacks; the 52-minute sprint and 17-minute break work regime.
17 minutes rest may sound like I have been slacking off and just being ridiculous but actually there is a science to this “perceived slackness!”
Regardless of what employers view as productive, we’ve been able to pinpoint the workflow that produces the most productive work, and it turns out that the key to workplace productivity is all about effective breaking. From attention span, to physical well-being, breaks have meaning to our productivity. It’s what the 10% most productive people have in common. This is what we found from our research:
the most productive people work for 52 minutes, then break for 17 minutes.
According to a study by desk time: “The employees with the highest productivity ratings in fact for the most part don’t even work 8-hour days. Turns out the secret to retaining the highest level of productivity over the span of a work day is not working longer, but working smarter with frequent breaks.”
Are you listening?
Research it and try it!
If you get to any of the 17-minute breaks and manage to look at your phone then you have not been working hard enough and clearly don’t take your work that seriously!
Do let me know how you get on reaching the top 10% of productive people.
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