How Breaks Boost Your Performance, According to Science

Do you feel like a slacker when you take breaks during the work day? Are you afraid that if you take time off your results will suffer? Do you believe that the more time and effort you put into your job the better off you’ll be? If you can relate to those things, you don’t want to miss this episode!

In this episode, psychologist Dr. Patricia Thompson will challenge this perspective by covering what science says about the value of taking breaks for your productivity, profitability, happiness, and even your health. Then, she’ll provide helpful strategies so that you can start giving yourself more down time to achieve greater success.


Episode Highlights:

    • Research shows that taking a break helps your memory and concentration. In turn, this will make you more productive and profitable.
    • Snack breaks get your glucose levels back up, which is critical for being productive.
    • Breaks can increase your level of job satisfaction.
    • Power Nap: The Break of all the Breaks
    • How to take a break: tips for employed and self-employed people



    • Executive Mindfulness – An online mindfulness course for busy executives who want to be better leaders and more productive at work.
    • Follow Dr. Patricia Thompson on Twitter: @Patricia_ATL

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EP01: How Breaks Boost Your Performance, According to Science
Patricia Thompson - Corporate Psychologist and Management Consultant | Silver Lining Psychology

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Dr. Patricia Thompson is a Corporate Psychologist and Management Consultant who is passionate about helping her clients flourish by making well-informed hiring decisions, cultivating talent, and developing a positive organizational culture. Read more...