As a freelancer who works from home, I sometimes feel like I should push myself to work nonstop. There is so much to do, and I won’t be getting paid until I do them. So why not push away the thought of having a break in the middle of the day? I could get so much more done if I don’t interrupt my work.
Even though I might sometimes think that breaks get in the way of working, deep down I know better. When I spend too many consecutive hours working without a break, my brain tends to get a little foggy. I become unable to think as clearly as I should, and ideas come at a much slower pace.
There is no doubt about the fact that taking breaks reduce the amount of time that I spend working on my work at home job. However, it allows me to have better focus during the time that I do work. In the end, I find myself being able to get more done when I do take time out for a break.