Smokers do it, and nobody blinks an eye.
In fact, people are uncomfortable suggesting they don’t.
They need it.
They’re better when they come back.
We used to call ’em fresh air breaks, ironically.
Seven minutes outside to have a smoke.
Today, alas, it’s strange to tell your team you’re stepping outside for a true fresh air break. Seven minutes to just breathe.
So if you have to, tell ’em you’re going for a smoke.
But definitely, definitely take your fresh air breaks.