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Breaks are critical for growing and be productive. Continuously pushing for more without recovery time leads to burnout. Breaks are also part of the stress-and-rest cycle described in the book Peak Productivity.

Breaks should take place at various intervals to keep you healthy, productive, and focused.

  • Short breaks should be taken throughout the day, Pomodoro-style.
  • Roughly a day off per week
  • A week off per quarter