Increase Productivity: Go on Vacation and take a Nap!
I have a plaque in my house that reads, “The Time You Enjoy Wasting Is Not Wasted Time”. It’s there as a reminder that relaxation is a key component in the ability to work hard and do our best at whatever we do. We hear plenty about how to get more done and work harder, but the key ingredient is coming to the table with a clear mind. If you’re running on fumes and struggling to get things done, you’re not going to be as available to go to the next level. Proper rest, allowing your body to go fully through all the stages of sleep, is critical not only to productivity, but also to innovation according to Carolyn Gregoire in 5 things You Should Know About Sleep Health in the Workplace.
In addition to sleep, take a vacation! That’s just what you wanted to hear–right? Well it’s true, taking a break will rejuvenate and allow you to come back to work fresh and ready. We’ve all heard this, but it needs to be told often so we don’t forget to enjoy life as we’re trying to always keep up with crazy, hectic schedules. They say, ” life is what happens while your busy making other plans”. Enjoy today, take a break, get some sleep, go on vacation and come back more productive and ready to go get ’em!