03/25/2014 11:15 am ET Updated Mar 25, 2014

6 Ways To Make Your Breaks Truly Refreshing

These days, we’re all suffering from an epidemic of busyness. Unless you’re compelled by a lifelong habit (like, say, smoking) to get up from your desk, breaks can be the first casualty of our packed schedules. But as Vanderkam and a raft of experts who have studied the issue stress, research makes clear that we tend to get more done if we regularly take short pit stops to relax and refresh.

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