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Setting the Scene for a Productive Day

The Right Reminders

The Right Reminders
Trigger your mind to change activities with small physical cues:
  • standing up instead of perching on your chair at your elevated desk; 
  • moving your mouse from one side of the keyboard to the other; 
  • sliding your chair over to a different portion of your work surface.
You can choose how you associate places with activities, but to achieve the full benefit, aim for a consistent link between place and behavior.

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