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Your secret weapon for the holidays is your breath. Long associated with yoga mats and mystics, the science is in – and proves that the simple practice of intentional breathing can boost your energy, level out those emotional roller-coaster rides, and significantly strengthen your ability to fight off those pesky winter bugs.
Research shows that people who take notes using pen and paper have much better memory and comprehension of the material compared to people who type their notes. This is true even for people who are skilled enough to transcribe 100% of what is being said!
Taking a few minutes each morning to clear your mind, refresh and clarify key goals – as well as what you need to do today to fulfill them, will help you to be much more on target and engaged.
How can you dramatically improve productivity, health, and retention in your workplace? It’s a simple formula: Let people do whatever they want, whenever they want, and judge them solely on results.
It is interesting to see the increasing trend toward cost-efficient “bullpen” workspaces. It goes against everything we now know about maximizing creativity and productivity, and is not cost-effective in the long run
Like living? Take a 20-minute walk. When you add up the benefits – more creativity and energy, better body and brain health, lower stress, and oh yeah, less dying – walking is truly the health equivalent of compound interest!
This is the first anniversary of my stand-up desk. I wouldn’t even think of going back. I feel better; I feel more productive and creative, and research now shows it slows down the aging process!
If you have been thinking about the things that you’d like to accomplish this year and the changes you’d like to make. Here are a couple of quick tips to help you improve your score when it comes to checking off your goals:
What would happen if you didn’t check email every three minutes or respond immediately to every buzz, ding, or beep? The research shows you’ll be happier, less stressed and more productive.
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