Why Programming is a Part-Time Job: Breaks Make You More Productive [bufferapp.com]
I work from home. Which is to say ,I don’t have an office to go to. What I do have are a lot of pubs, most of which are pretty quiet during the day. And I have evolved a routine that gets me out of the house, gets me fresh air, keeps me productive and goes some way to keeping me active.
The magic ingredient – changing where I work every ninety minutes or so.
It’s that simple. Every 90 minutes, I finish whatever delicious beverage I have been imbibing, pack up my stuff and stroll sedately to my next port of call. I’m lucky that I live in a small city which has no lack of pubs all within walking distance of each other, so my strolls are usually no more than 15 minutes at most.
But those 15 minutes are worth their weight in gold. Which makes no sense, but I don’t care – because I get a solid 15 minutes where I am not bashing my head against a wall because some function won’t work the way I expect it to. 15 minutes where I am not struggling to figure out why the production environment is behaving differently to the test environment. 15 minutes where I can’t actually do anything except think.