After a meeting ends we habitually check our emails and then get lost in the flow of work.
Take a micro break!
To make this easier, list 5 things on a post it note you do after a meeting:
- Make a cup of tea
- Get some fresh air
- Have a great book on the go that you read for 10 mins
- Pet your dog or cat!
You come back feeling happy and ready for action.
A study by Deloitte found that 67% of executives and 47% of employees find it difficult to take micro breaks.
A meta analysis of 22 clinical studies on micro breaks found that taking them leads to better mood, sleep, and productivity (Albulescu et al, 2022).
You work day should be a cadence of exertion and renewal, exertion and renewal. This is the lowest hanging fruit 🍏