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Need to Increase Your Productivity? Go Have a Nap.

Filed under: 4-Hour Workday — by Glenda at 12:47 pm on Thursday, March 7, 2013

Glenda laying on the couch with her kitty FaithConventional wisdom tells you that to get more done, to accomplish more, to be more productive, you need to work more, to put in longer hours.

Wrong.

A growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that the opposite may, indeed, be true:

…the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less…[That] strategic renewal — including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, longer sleep hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations — boosts productivity, job performance and, of course, health.

There is nothing like having a horizontal thinking session with my kitty in the middle of the afternoon, spending time macreming or puttering in my flower boxes when the weather permits. It not only refills my energy tank, but it also allows me the time and space to think, to ponder, to contemplate so that I can problem solve, create and do efficiently during my shortened workday. This is making the 4-Hour Workday work for me.

How do you renew your energy on a regular basis? Do you find it increases your productivity? Feel free to share in the comment section below.

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Comment by Ryan

March 8, 2013 @ 11:45 am

I work at my desk in front of my laptop all day. Even though there is nothing physical about my job, I can get tired after being online all day. To help me get an energy boost I do some pull-ups. I have a pull-up bar in my office. 20 pull-ups does the job every time. It get’s me a nice pump that helps me be productive and remain alert through the rest of the day.

Comment by Disability Hacker

March 11, 2013 @ 10:09 am

You’re always full of common sense Glenda! :-)

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