“To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgment. Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation.” – Leonardo da Vinci
The workday presents you with a daily deluge of tasks that demand your full attention – projects, work meetings, phone calls and the myriad of unexpected emails, text messages and client requests.
It seems impossible to stay on top of them all and what can begin as functional busyness can quickly spiral into feeling stressed, lethargic and overwhelmed.
When you are stressed, you cannot work at your peak. Your mind-wanders, you commence new tasks before you’ve completed others. It can seem exhausting – but there is a solution.
The answer lies in taking some time out from the constant, corrosive busyness. Even 15 minutes away from the desk and allowing the mind to settle, will provide you with an opportunity to improve all aspects of your performance.
By taking just 15 minutes, you’re able to;
Short circuit mind wandering – training attention allows you to stay on task, and work through any obstacles, which may be prohibiting your performance. Through training attention, you’re taking steps to improve your concentration, allowing you to stay in the moment and get things done.
Develop self-awareness – understanding your innate strengths and weaknesses will guide your work processes. This enables you to approach tasks more objectively and allow you to delegate if necessary; freeing up time and allowing you to focus on what is most important.
Re-energise and rejuvenate – by tuning in, you’re creating some relaxation and constructing a map for your mind to return to. Over time, your mind will build these mental habits; curtailing lethargy and refreshing you throughout the day.
It sounds counter intuitive – because it is. By creating a routine; you’re developing the calm, focus and clarity to stay on top of busyness and promote a state of free-flow during the hectic workday.
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