Working From Home: Horrible Things That Can Happen If You Don’t Take A Break(2023)

1. You lose focus and concentration

You may think that taking a break will distract you from your work but turns out, that isn’t true at all. In fact, if you have been facing difficulty concentrating recently then you might not be taking proper breaks. A study conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign noted that even small breaks can improve your ability to concentrate and improve focus.A lack of proper breaks, on the other hand, can reduce productivity.

2. You might develop neck and back issues

Dr Jangid says, “Staying in one position for a prolonged period of time can result in spine issues. If you don’t take a break between work, the muscles of the back which are anti-gravity muscles will get fatigued which will lead to pain and stiffness.”

Don’t let these work from home sessions ruin your back. 

“Neck pain is another issue which can arise or reoccur because of awkward working postures. To avoid these issues, you must take a few breaks to do regular stretching exercises that will keep the muscles in good shape,” added Dr Jangid.

3. You feel fatigued all the time

Have you ever felt tired all the time? It might be happening because you are not giving your body and mind the time to relax. Working for long hours without any breaks can leave you extremely fatigued with some serious physical and mental health problems.

4. You can get psychologically attached to your work

Lack of breaks can lead to you becoming psychologically attached to your work which is not healthy at all. Psychological detachment from your professional life is necessary as it allows you the time to switch off from work to let your brain and body relax.

So, taking breaks to relax and rewind is necessary.

5. You find it difficult to make decisions

When your mind and body are not rested properly, decisions-making can get really difficult. A study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that judges who skipped breaks during their shifts were so tired that they simply went with the easiest choices and decisions.

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