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Micro-break your way to better resilience!

Micro-break your way to better resilience!

Scheduling and taking strategic micro-breaks during your day can benefit you and your work. Research has shown breaks to have a positive relationship with productivity and well-being. Furthermore, breaks throughout the day have been proven to reduce or prevent stress, maintain performance, and reduce the need for a lengthy recovery at the end of the day. While much of this wisdom is the public domain, what is stopping us from acting on this advice? The answer is almost certainly and probably unintentionally you!

With that in mind, here are our top tips for ensuring both you and your colleagues micro-break your way to building better resilience:

  1. Set a reminder on your calendar or phone;
  2. Communicate your break times with colleagues and support each other to stick to it;
  3. Plan something enjoyable! The anticipation of something fun will encourage you to take your break;
  4. Be mindful of your experience when taking a break. Positive feelings associated with the pause will help you create a simple but powerful resilience-building habit!

At peoplewise, our business psychologists have been at the forefront of Positive Resilience for decades and our scientific research has helped thousands of employees in hundreds of organisations across the globe. For more on building Positive Resilience in yourself, your team, and your organisation, contact us at today.

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