Take a Walk
When you have a lot on your plate, you may be inclined to sit at your desk for hours on end and slug away at your work until it’s finished. While this may seem like the logical way to complete your work, it’s not necessarily ideal for productivity. So how do you optimize productivity to make the most of your limited time? Get up from your desk and take a short walk.
According to an article published this week on the New York Times blog, taking a walk during lunch can reduce stress and improve your mood and ability to focus. While getting up and taking a walk requires you to pause your work (which may seem like a terrible idea when you’re really busy), the simple act of getting a little fresh air and exercise allows you to work more productively when you return. In addition to the abovementioned benefits, walking is great for creative thinking. Who knows, you may come up with your next big idea simply by putting your work aside for a few minutes! For more on this topic, read the full article below:
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