Give yourself permission to go outside.
Break free from your desk even for 20 minutes.
Seriously, you know you want to, you know you’re entitled to it, you know how important it is to take breaks. Not only will it boost your productivity and creativity, it’ll be a win for your mental and physical health as well.
According to a recent survey*, 56% of respondents eat at their desk at least twice a week. And 89% of participants agree that sitting for much of the day is bad for their health, yet nearly half of respondents eat at their desk at least three times a week.
In fact, the majority of those who eat at their work desk at least once a week say that if they were to eat away from their desk more often, they would be more creative (64%), in a better mood (74%) and healthier overall (73%).
*Mastercard commissioned an online omnibus survey among the general U.S. population. An independent global market research firm conducted the online survey from September 25 to 26, 2018.