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The most productive people work for 52 minutes at a time, then break for 17 minutes before getting back to it.

The employees with the highest productivity ratings, in fact, don’t even work eight-hour days. Turns out, the secret to retaining the highest level of productivity over the span of a workday is not working longer—but working smarter with frequent breaks.

The makers of a productivity app examine their user data to extract “the rule of 52 and 17.” This, of course, is nothing new – previous productivity studies of elite violinists have found that the best of them work in 90-minute chunks separated by 20-minute breaks.

Pair with some handy tips on how to master the pace of being productive, but don’t forget that presence is a greater art than productivity

(HT Quipsologies)

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