CNBC quotes our own Alejandro Lleras in a blog post on boosting productivity. Good advice!
According to a study in the journal Cognition, even brief diversions can dramatically improve a person’s ability to focus on a task for prolonged periods of time.
‘From a practical standpoint, our research suggests that, when faced with long
tasks (such as studying before a final exam or doing your taxes), it is best to impose brief breaks on yourself. Brief mental breaks will actually help you stay focused on your task.’