For most people, it can be difficult to get through a single day of work without getting sidetracked.
Whether it’s an energy drink or a few cups of coffee that give you the caffeine fix you need to stay focused and accomplish what’s due by the end of your shift, just know there’s another option for boosting productivity that doesn’t involve consuming beverages.
Scientific research shows that incorporating this simple tactic into your daily life can not only get the gears in your brain turning how they’re supposed to, but also increase happiness, creativity and your overall attention span.
Here are a few “steps” you can take to do just that…
Believe it or not, the trick to harnessing all of these benefits is as easy as going for a walk.
Recent studies prove that people who walked at least three times a week during their lunch break were able to cope better with their workload compared to days that they weren’t able to fit one in.
On top of that, these same individuals reported an increase in enthusiasm as well as a decrease in nervousness while at work.
Both of which directly influence productivity!
Have you ever experienced writer’s block or found yourself searching for fresh ideas, only to go in circles and end up back where you started after hours of brainstorming?
It happens to the best of us. However, experts confirm that walking indoors or outdoors is one of the most effective ways to pull yourself out of these ruts and improve creativity.
In fact, doing so has the potential to ramp up your creative output by as much as 60%!
If that’s not enough motivation to get up and take a stroll around the office a few times a week, then I’m not sure what is.
Still, engaging in walks can also heighten your ability to remain focused.
Scientific evidence suggests that participating in regular walks can help form new connections between brain cells and stimulate the growth of neurons.
In other words, you can significantly increase your brain power by simply walking!
So, what do you really have to lose?
The next time you’re feeling down or can’t seem to think straight, skip the caffeine and go for a short walk instead.
Who knows, unlocking the secret to a more productive version of yourself could be as easy as taking up a lunchtime stroll.