When we have work to do that requires extended periods of concentration—e.g., coding, writing, analyzing data—we all get distracted after a short while and need a mental break. After a short break, we find it easier to resume our focus. Many people report better clarity, better ability to focus, fewer mistakes, and increased productivity when they follow this concept. Structuring distinct work and break times helps alleviate the urge to escape your work because you know a break is coming soon, and this provides better focus in the designated work time.