Professor Pete Alexander

Stress Relief Tool – Take Microbreaks

Taking microbreaks between tasks or projects can help you with stress relief.

Do you find yourself continuing to work even though you are tired or overwhelmed? If this is commonplace, you need to understand that this decreases your productivity and increases the chance that you will make mistakes. Instead of pushing yourself beyond what is healthy, take a microbreak. You will feel refreshed and ready to take on so much more when you return.

A microbreak is a totally voluntary mini-break that you should take whenever you need. It should be unscheduled and informal, and it should be taken in between work tasks – not in the middle of a task – to avoid interrupting workflow and concentration. A microbreak could last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, and it should involve healthy and relaxing activities such as going for a quick walk, completing a puzzle game or having a friendly chat with a colleague. Anything work related is a no-no to ensure you get the stress relief you desire.1


  1. Heid, M. – This Simple Trick Will Make You Happier and Better at Your Job

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

Leave a Reply