Here’s the secret recipe to being productive without burning out

Here’s the secret recipe to being productive without burning out
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Burnout is more common than we think. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified burnout as a legitimate medical diagnosis.

Defined as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,” the WHO warned people against severe burnout at work. 

So, how can we be more productive during the day while curtailing “chronic workplace stress”? Inc Magazine’s Marcel Schwantes shares the two daily habits to follow. 

Step away from your screen

Even before the pandemic happened, everyone seems to be glued to their laptops and devices. Sure, they are vital for work, school, and being updated with society. However, taking regular breaks from them is still essential. 

According to a joint study by The Paper and Packaging Board, Holland Haiis, and Kelton Global, employees who take breaks every 90 minutes report a higher level of focus and productivity. 

So, take a break and close your laptops, put your desktops to sleep, or leave your phones behind. Take time to recharge yourselves and prepare for your next task. 

Work in focused intervals

Have you heard of the term “work smart, not hard”? Turns out that is true!

According to experts studying the science of human performance, rest is the key to high productivity.

In addition to the seven or eight hours of adequate sleep, taking smart breaks during your workday and having longer periods of downtime are keys to being more productive. In other words, if you can step back and give yourself five to 10 minutes of rest for every hour you work, that allows your really hard, stressful periods to be more productive. 

Most of us would like to focus more and be more productive during the day. Even better, we all seek to be more productive every day without experiencing the effects of burnout or exhaustion.

So with these tips, we hope you achieve all your deadlines sans stress and headache.

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