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  • Amanda Shipley

    Ugh, I feel bad if I have to get up to walk to the copier to send/pick up a fax or pee, for God's sake.

    I've worked at the same place for 3 years and have never left for lunch. The truth of the matter is all of the people I am around at work could desperately use to get out of the office.

  • Erica Kleinknecht

    I'm guilty of not taking breaks, primarily because I leave three days of the week at 320 to keep my daughter out of after-school care. It's good for her, but does take a toll on me.

  • dwight

    1 hour of focused work vs 2 hours unfocused seems like a no brainer.

  • alicia s

    So many people think you are saving time and being more efficient by eating at your desk. Not true for me at all. Even a 10 minute break increases my brain power.

    • Hillary Newman

      Agreed. When I eat at my desk, I try to take a 10-15 min walk to get some fresh air and give my brain a break.

  • Douglas Sellers

    I have found that leaving your desk and going outside is one of the most important pieces of being productive (for me). It helps reinvigorate your body from so much sitting while at the some time gives your brain a few moments to ponder harder problems in a more meaningful way.

    • Hillary Newman

      Agreed! Sometimes it's hard to pull away from work in the middle of the day, but this is a great reminder.