We all need a break. However, in the current environment, taking time off for a vacation may not be best for your company (or your bank account). Find ways to carve out smaller chunks of time to rest and recuperate.
Here are three things you can do in one hour or less.
- Exercise: Make the time by trying an early morning class or exercising during your lunch break.
- Turn off your Blackberry: Even for just an hour while you take a walk or have dinner with a friend, this 'quiet' time will help you feel more focused when you power back on.
- Do a crossword puzzle: Research shows crossword puzzles sharpen the mind. Work on the puzzle while you eat lunch and give yourself a mental break.