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Tips on How to Be More Productive by Not Working

by | Feb 8, 2019 | Best Practices, MyTek Blog


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Did you know that not working (well at least taking a break) is essential for your mental well-being? Whether you are a good employee or a homemaker, it is necessary to destress yourself by diverting your attention. Our brains need to calm down to avoid chronic burnout.

But, what are the ways to take a break? And, how do you do it?

Through this blog, we give you crucial tips and tricks to be more productive while taking a break from your routine activities and not working.

Figure Out the Right Time to Take a Break

Firstly, you need to figure out for yourself when you need a break. For example, if you are repeatedly missing deadlines, you are probably not able to churn out new ideas at the workplace. Similarly, even after endless hours of slogging, your boss is not happy with your work; maybe you are burnt out at work. You need a break to see things from a different perspective.

Start Reading Something

Sometimes, you feel that your work is monotonous, and you end up not churning out new strategies. Maybe your brain is bored with the repetitive tasks and needs a change of gear. In such a scenario you can try out reading, which is therapeutic in nature. It helps you recharge and come out with fresh ideas.

For example, you can read some fiction books that are enjoyable as well as intriguing. This interest recharges your mind and makes you more inclined to work productively.

Take Frequent Office Breaks

Sometimes, we are so involved in work that we forget to take a break for a walk. Or, even have our meals on time. Frequent office breaks are necessary to get some fresh air and generate innovative ideas. The more time you spend with nature, the better you can observe and analyze constructively. In turn, you can apply the same observations in your official work.

Try Exercising

A regular workout is a great way to destress and get your blood pumping. With exercises like jogging and yoga, you find a way to divert your mind and be calm and composed. Health benefits of exercise include enhanced focus, a healthy heart, and long-term work productivity.

In order to make your employees productive at the workplace, they must remain both mentally and physically healthy.

What are your strategies for staying productive at the workplace? Feel free to share these ideas with us.


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Tim Tiller, LMSW

Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.


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