Take a Break and Boost Productivity

If you’re anything like me, there are a hundred things vying for your attention online every day. From the moment my eyes open until the moment I log off and head to bed, I’m bombarded with messages, personal emails, work emails, and voice mails. Every day, I try to selectively choose what gets my attention and, particularly when work is crazy, I make sure to build in mini-breaks. During those breaks, I step away from work-think and seek out information that will make me think, laugh, and even cry. These breaks improve my productivity as I go back to the task at hand feeling refreshed.

While Facebook never fails to provide a nice distraction, I’ve just discovered another way to give myself purposeful options. I’ve customized my home page to include a few of the following websites. That way, depending on my type of mood (do I need some music to get me going? A beautiful picture to inspire me? A quote or poem to touch my soul? Or a brain teaser to get me thinking?) I can select a site with material that will deliver what I’m looking for!

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