Have you ever thought that being lazy can make you more productive? Well, I am here to convince you that doing a few lazy things can make you more productive.
1. Getting Enough Sleep
Well, it's a little obvious that you cannot give your best if you are feeling sleepy. A lot of people consider sleeping to be lazy. But sleep is a very important part of our life. Sleep consolidates memory, enhances cognition and improve your mood. Absence of sleep is very disastrous. If you want to know more about the benefits of sleep read this.
According to some estimates, we spend a whopping 26 years of our life sleeping and another 7 years trying to sleep. Here are a few tips that can help you get a good night's sleep.
Sleeping well leads to better productivity.
2. Regular Vacations
Regularly going to new places is important to avoid getting stuck in stale habits. Discovering new things and places helps you keep your mind curious and active.
Even if you love what you do, you need to take a break from it. If helps the mind recover and grow. It helps in gaining new knowledge and new experiences which is an important part of personal growth as well as essential for productivity.
Check out our travel checklist for when you are on your next vacation.
3. Stop Doing What You Hate
You might think work is work and needs to be done. But it's not always a great idea to keep doing something that you don't like. It is sometimes the most diligent people that end up accomplishing the least.
Almost every person that has achieved something of value did work that was enjoyable and meaningful to them. Not doing something that you do not like or believe in is not lazy.
In order to do what you love, you have stop doing what you hate.
4. Spend Time Thinking
If you spend time thinking, people might think you are slacking off. But thinking is a very crucial part of being productive. When you do some work after giving it a good thought you tend to be more productive because you will be less likely to run into unknown scenarios. The work will be properly planned and hence better.
A good way to think is while taking long walks.
5. Chatting About Work
If you only think about problems on your own, it is much harder to arrive at the correct answer. When you talk about a problem with someone else you get multiple opinions. You get a perspective different from your own. Listening to someone else talk about something gives us a different understanding of the problem. As a result, some questions that seem impossible to answer alone are obvious when you interact with someone else.
If you are not getting the solution to an answer. Go around, talk about it with someone else.
These were five things that might seem like a waste of time but are actually helpful in getting work done and making you more productive.
Thank you for reading. Hope it was helpful. See you in the next one. 😊
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