During our work days, we are constantly solicited by emails, tasks, deadlines to the point of getting completely saturated. With a sometimes superhuman effort, we keep going without ever questioning if we are really performing or if we are simply productive.
These moments are fundamentally empty - we are here, but not really. We’re guilty of presenteeism.
During these moments, it would be more valuable to take a few minutes to get refreshed. We often only need a few minutes to jump right back into it, with clearer ideas that allow us to perform better. Come on, get up! Go drink some water. It’s your “performance” break!