While it may seem counterintuitive, your brain will actually perform more efficiently if you take breaks from work. Because your brain is built to respond to change, it eventually stops responding to the same sight or sounds after a period of time. This process of habituation is why you aren’t constantly aware of your clothing touching your skin. And your brain also habituates when forced to focus on the same task for a long period of time, according to research from the University of Illinois. Researchers found that even tiny, multi-second distractions could break the cycle of habituation and help you stay focused longer and perform better. So instead of feeling guilty for your Facebook breaks, think about how you’re boosting your productivity. Share this post with friends and let us know what you think in the comments.
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