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For Those Who Power Through

The way you treat your body will affect the way your mind works.

  • Move more. Sitting for long periods is bad for you and for your ability to be productive.
  • To make desk-work more productive, sit for 20 minutes and work, stand for eight minutes and work, stop working and take a 2-minute walk. Repeat.
  • Take long breaks. Working a 12-hour day is not great for creativity. Consider intentionally taking long breaks. Sleep is the most effective long break.
  • Try a nap in the afternoon. Learn to identify the signs of mental fatigue. Take a 20-minute nap or get up and walk around, or talk to a colleague.
  • Fight stress by breathing more efficiently. Breathe horizontally. With shoulders down, expand your belly when you breathe in and move your stomach inward as you exhale.

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