A recent experiment conducted by the Draugiem Group using the time tracking app DeskTime shows that the golden ratio of work to rest is 52:17. So that is 52 minutes of intense work followed by 17 minutes of rest and recuperation is the perfect combination for maximising productivity.
Julia Gifford an employee at DeskTime writes:
“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, make the most of those 52 minutes by working with intense purpose, but then rest up to be ready for the next burst. In other words, they work with purpose. Working with purpose can also be called the 100 percent dedication theory–the notion that whatever you do, you do it full-on.”
Why not try out this theory for yourself and let us know if you see a similar pattern!