*This study is now closed*

Managing the daily grind seems even more important in the wake of COVID-19. This research is about how we work and how we unwind.

We aim to enhance the quality of work breaks and recovery after working, whether you're back at work or working from home.

This study involves completing brief surveys over one work day and evening.

We're seeking workers in AEST to participate during August, September and October.

The study is online, and can be completed on your mobile, so it's pretty easy to take part.

Participate and receive feedback about your own strategies! As well as the chance to win a gift card.

You can learn more and sign-up via: https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/recovery/

Participant benefits:

Participants receive a report with insights on their energy levels and recovery strategies.

Plus, some research-based tips on how to feel more energised and enhance wellbeing.

Participants also will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of three $200 gift cards.


  • Adults (i.e., over 18 years of age)
  • Employed in one job, at one company or organisation
  • Employed on a full-time, part-time, or casual basis (i.e., at least 10 hours per week or more)
  • Working primarily during the day relatively standard 9am-5pm hours (i.e. no night shift workers) - it is ok if your work hours are slightly earlier or later
  • Living in a region on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • Able to easily access the internet and complete brief surveys during work and leisure time (i.e., on a computer or mobile device).

Register your interest:

You can learn more and sign-up via: https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/recovery/

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2020001262]