Our O-Tip of the week series delivers valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living.
For the month of September, a month of back to school and back to reality, our O-Tip series will provide you with OT-approved ways to put the focus back on you. This week’s O-Tip can help to improve your mental health in a matter of a few minutes each day.
Though working through lunch or breaks sometimes seems like it could help you get more done, it actually is counterintuitive. Breaks are necessary and can help to boost mental health and productivity, especially in the workplace. However, breaks aren’t just for the office, but for household activities as well. Some great ways to make the most of this break to boost your mood include:
- Taking a walk
- Heading outside for a breath of fresh air
- Conversing with co-workers (non-work related)
- Reading a book
- Desk-ercising (try these fun ideas to work out at work)
- Doing something artistic or creative (try bringing a relaxation colouring book and some pencil crayons in your work bag)
Remember it’s important that we take frequent breaks to reduce stress, improve focus and to take care of ourselves.