Whether you’re in the office or working from home, there are two important types of breaks you should be taking. The first is the short sort that you take at work between tasks. While your work contract might stipulate a specific number of minutes for your break during the day, many mental health advocates say that building a routine of short breaks during the day is important. The number varies, some say that you should take 2-5 minutes for every 25 minutes of hard work, and some say every 90 minutes. Ultimately, it is what works best for you, but make sure you are taking breaks away from your desk, even if it’s just to boil the kettle.
The second type of important break is the long one. Use your holiday time and use it well. Take a long weekend every now and then to utilize important downtime to stay grounded and looked after, whether you’re playing video games, catching up on some reading, or enjoying your quality time, spend your time off switching off.