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How Taking Regular Short Breaks Can Increase Your Productivity and Happiness at Work

May 1, 2024

Via: Inc.

I’ve been playing video games for a very long time. Back in my Stanford days, the very first commercial video game–The Galaxy Game–was located at the Coffee House in the student union, and I played it often to take a quick break during my many late-night study sessions.

While I doubt these games made me any smarter, the breaks from my studying I took to play them were a source of immediate–if short-term–mental refreshment, preparing me for another round of studying for some economics or biology or Latvian language test. And just maybe I scored better on those tests the next day.

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