Taking Breaks Makes You Work Better

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Stopping and taking a break actually increases your efficiency in the long run. As Anthony explains, focusing on one thing for too long actually slows us down… we need to mix it up!

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25 comments

Scotty Jordan July 14, 2013 - 12:38 PM

I'm amazed Anthony doesn't get as many compliments on his appearance as Laci does.

Soi Cầu Miền Trung 368 August 24, 2013 - 3:55 AM

Hm, you know, I've always taken breaks when I do stuff subconsciously. No wonder I can usually work better when I do. Those jackasses that tell you work nonstop without a break can just f*ck off.

Soi Cầu Miền Trung 368 August 24, 2013 - 3:57 AM

Oh I always questioned the lack of breaks in Jr. High (Middle School) and High School. Study hall doesn't count when you are forced to do something the entire period. >.>

Samuel Lester August 26, 2013 - 4:46 PM

It's like you just tapped into my brain! I'm taking breaks in between working on my assignment for German class! Or maybe i'm just pro-crastinating :/

Ibrahim Dayub September 2, 2013 - 1:28 PM

Not working makes me work better.

João Lopes October 15, 2013 - 2:19 AM

Did he say: "The groups with the virgins was able to complete the tasks"?

Luke Ster October 23, 2013 - 10:49 AM

where can i donate to Dnews?

leamfor December 8, 2013 - 10:53 AM

I knew it. My mother always said that I was just getting side-tracked.

El Cazador Rojo January 17, 2014 - 6:51 AM

Newton didn't have this problem probably haha

April Rants January 17, 2014 - 9:37 AM

I already knew this. You work without breaks you will naturally procrastinate and do a worse job than if you took little breaks during your day.

Victus January 17, 2014 - 9:57 AM

So… how long should you go in between breaks?

Aaron Sacks January 18, 2014 - 2:21 AM

I new about this for a long time but it never worked for me. I find that when I take a break and go back to the task at hand I'm worse at it and more a lot more distracted.

Joel Porcaro January 19, 2014 - 10:20 PM

you got a new background tv…

Comedy Cubed January 19, 2014 - 11:28 PM

Are you OK? You sound like you're half asleep.

Soke January 20, 2014 - 6:45 AM

This is like my number 1 excuse for procrastination ._.

grampahann January 20, 2014 - 12:17 PM

i wish someone who works for management, the senate, or department of labor here in the Philippines would implement or standardize this across the nation. :)

Squatchmen Cole January 22, 2014 - 7:14 AM

I legitimatly thought you were a different person without your beard

Eduardo Shinji January 22, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Why is this video not listed on your uploaded channel?

killer166111 March 8, 2014 - 4:52 AM

Now when in school when we are forced to do a project I can just remember stuff from this video and act smart to get that well deserved break

Vanessa Noble March 24, 2014 - 4:31 AM

That explain's alot  in my life thanks

ChesterSnap June 11, 2014 - 1:45 AM

I feel much better about watching this at work now. :)

Smile September 27, 2014 - 8:33 AM

I needed a sorce for my experiment and you were there #subbedandstayingsubbed  

Imsegud Imsegud April 17, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Well, i'm from Sweden and my community is being plagued by immagrants. (Don't take this seriously) #KeepUpTheRacism

Ahmad Mirzario Loebis 1KA03* August 25, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Does this applies to learning ?

Brian Donato March 25, 2020 - 8:45 AM

Interesting video; taking smart breaks can be necessary! – I talk about this w/ a parenting twist on my channel a bit in a video on raising my little guy to be purposeful + know when to take breaks. Check it out if intrigued – ​​@​