Time management is something that can affect our working and personal life more than we often give it credit for. When setting up time
management, for your work life or study life especially, consider that there is a great value of recuperation in breaks and this should be given its due importance.
Not everyone feels rejuvenated by the same type of break from their work and this is partly due to our physiological make-up but also our personalities.
Some people like to associate with lots of other people and be very social in their breaks whilst others feel much better when they have had some quiet time or perhaps a break just talking to one or two close associates.
Getting Value From Your Breaks
In short breaks some will find a cup of coffee and a sit down the answer, whilst others will want to burn off energy and might go for a short walk.
Lunch breaks are not so significantly different either except instead of a short work those energetic types might have a game of squash. Unfortunately our busy lifestyles often see workers rushing out and doing the shopping or rushing around doing chores like banking, eye appointments and such like which are really not very enjoyable or refreshing.
Often when people have been put in a situation where they have had to forego their lunch breaks for these tasks they arrive back at work feeling depleted of energy and feel like they cannot wait for the end of the day.
Value of recuperation in breaks
Once you have done some self-analysis and found out what it is that you find really makes you come back after a break feeling energized then that is what you should do as often as you can during your work breaks as you will be much more focused and will complete more work as you feel so enlivened by the break that you have had.
Annotation: More information on skills for increasing your capability to concentrate on tasks is found in this section.