Fact Friday: Take “Nap Breaks” at Work for Optimal Performance

On September 6, 2013, in Fact Friday, Productivity, by Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
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Fact Friday: Organizing and productivity facts Organize to Revitalize BlogMental concentration works like how a muscle does. Your brain needs to take occasional breaks in order to resume optimum performance. Forcing yourself to get everything done in one sitting will eventually exhaust you and drain you out. In fact, it’s advisable to take breaks at least every fifteen minutes according to Dr. James Levine, a professor at the Mayo Clinic and a supporter of “nap breaks” in the office. He says our bodies are not made for sitting for hours on end so we have to move around to get the blood sugar system going.

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  • GetOrganizedAlready

    Now this is advice I can get behind!
    I’ve also taken to napping right before I pick up my kids from school if at all possible.
    Seems like I was always picking them up half-dead on my feet from being so stinkin’ productive all morning!
    I’m still not 100% available to them in the afternoons, but I’m a lot better at paying attention to their requests than I was before I started this nap experiment.

  • http://sohotechtraining.com/ Deb Lee

    Glad the “nap experiment” is working. =)

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