Why Not Taking Any Breaks At Work Is Scarier Than Dating Taylor Swift

Joshua Expio Values

Ok, maybe that headline was a bit dramatic. Still, we got your attention.

new study suggests taking brief mental breaks improves performance on a prolonged task.

While the claim that taking a break at work helps improve performance may not be revolutionary to most of us, it’s nice to see scientific support. Stepping back from tasks at work actually improves focus throughout the day and improves daily performance.

Meanwhile, we’re finishing this blog from opening day at Palace Coffee Co.’s new location 5 blocks down from our Amarillo office. Here’s to inspiration and a great cup of coffee!

The study, published in the journal Cognition, overturns a decades-old theory about the nature of attention and demonstrates that even brief diversions from a task can dramatically improve one’s ability to focus on that task for prolonged periods. Read more.