Updated: Jan 8, 2019
I'm a big fan of breaks during the workday. Breaks are proven to make you more productive and produce higher quality work. But, so often since I work from home, break equals a snack. I'll eat out of boredom or routine.
Google DC had a brilliant solution: setting up a puzzle in their kitchen. The puzzle became the proverbial water cooler of the office, giving people something to do besides grab a free bag of Popchips.
I've started doing the same, setting up a puzzle to work on throughout the week. I love it. It's playful, feel indulgent and distracts me enough to give my mind a break it desperately needs.
Also, with a puzzle like this -- how can I resist? Yes, that's a puzzle of my family and me. No idea who made it, but it's a gem.