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Deadlines, meetings, e-mails, presentations, client calls. You may be thinking, “I don’t have time for a mental break, let alone a bathroom break.” It’s normal to assume putting your head down and not allowing distractions is the most efficient way to work. But, breaks throughout the day are better for your mental health and work production.
Working for long periods of time can lead to exhaustion and stress; mental breaks help reset workflow and energize morale. Only have a few moments to spare? No problem! Mental breaks can be as short as just a few minutes. For example:
When you take care of your wellbeing, everyone benefits. Contact Mercy EAP at (319) 398-6694 for additional tips on mental breaks.