Undoubtedly, one of the best things about working from home is the freedom it provides—not just to dress solely for comfort or to update spreadsheets with a snoozing dog at your feet, but to take small breaks throughout the day. Using those stolen moments to tick housework tasks off your list in between longer periods of work-work means -- at least in theory -- that you can accomplish an awful lot during an average day.
Additionally, by stepping away from your desk to throw in a load of laundry or give the living room a quick sweep, you’re sneaking in a valuable break from sitting on your butt and looking at a screen. Without even trying, you’ll reap the physical and mental benefits of taking a breather, and chances are you’ll be more refreshed upon returning to your desk.
If you’re headed back to the office, however, you’ll need a way to punctuate your hours of productivity in a way that reaps the same refreshing rewards. This is particularly true if your position requires squaring off with a screen for much or all of the day. Read on to equip yourself with creative breaktime strategies to help keep your head in the game -- without wanting to pull your hair out.