Summer can be a wonderful distraction from the world of work.  To stay productive when it isn’t your week to vacation, creating some distractions does helps.  The apple break has always been a favorite of mine.  When I’m feeling sluggish, can’t finish the task or just having really heavy eyelids, it is time for a break.  Taking a walk in the summer sun or rain; crunching an apple or some carrots, even taking a lunch break away from my desk can be a wonderful time management tool.  So often when we feel overworked or overwhelmed, our brains hear us and checkout!  Making a healthy choice to step back, relax and revive can mean a huge difference in meeting my deadlines.

What is your favorite “get back on track break”? –Linda Fayerweather