05/22/2014 08:51 am ET

The Workaholic's Guide To Taking A Break

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From taking lunch breaks to digital sabbaticals, one key to success at work seems to be to stop working so much. For many of us, breaks for the sake of productivity provide the perfect excuse to be our lazy selves.

But for the work obsessed, the suggestion of easing up doesn't, well, work. Still, with a growing body of research to back it up, the benefits of stepping away from the drudgery of day-to-day tasks are hard to deny. So what's a workaholic to do?

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