“Most of us are in a state of constant energy preservation. We’re never fully on and never fully off. Never fully engaged and never fully disengaged. Instead of living oscillatory lives, we live linear lives (which is the complete opposite).”
Your productivity may be influenced more by the rhythm of your work than the time you spend doing it.
Nils Salzgeber explains why working in sprints makes you more productiveand suggests you spend your time doing one of two things: fully engaging 100% in your work, or strategically disengaging and committing 100% to taking a break.