No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.

No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.  – Joyce Brothers

 

It is amazing what you can accomplish when you are at your best.  No one can give 100% every hour of every day.  Stepping away . . . removing yourself from the stress of the moment . . . makes us better when we engage again.

 

Think of it like a batter stepping out of the batter’s box between a pitch – that brief moment to take a deep breath, to refocus, and to start again.  In my daily activities, there are times I step out of the box – times I just take a deep breath.  I can’t sit in meetings for long periods of time without moving, stepping out, and refocusing.  I become unproductive.  So, I get up . . . step out . . . and refocus.

 

Be mindful of how you are spending your time.  Escape the pressure, if even for only a moment, to relax and refocus.  It will make the other 55 minutes of each hour more productive.

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