When I’ve got an intimidatingly long to-do list, the last thing I want to do is take a break. It feels like a waste of time—every minute spent scrolling through Twitter or chit-chatting with co-workers is a minute I could be putting toward answering emails, working on a project, or writing an article.

But this infographic has set me straight. Turns out, even a six-minute nap can enhance your memory, improve your focus, boost your brainpower, and increase your alertness. That sounds like the opposite of time wasted.

Check out more ideas on how to make your coffee break as productive as possible.


Infographic courtesy of Quill. Photo of coffee break courtesy of Shutterstock.