Break the daily routine: Get Out and Smell the Flowers
It’s easy to get caught up in work. It may go something like this: answer emails, attend meetings, grab a second coffee, work on your tasks and repeat.
Sometimes, it may involve several working lunches. Before you know it, you finish the workday not having seen the sunshine once. Here are a few tips from Entrepreneur.com that will help unchain you from your desk and break up your day a little more.
1. Soak in those rays of sunshine
In the colder months, it’s a lot more difficult to get your daily dose of vitamin D. Now that the weather has warmed up, step outside and take in some sun. Whether it’s a 5-minute stroll or sitting on a park bench, it’s a great way to relax and rejuvenate before you get back to the daily grind.
2. Exercise – yes, exercise at work!
If your lunch break is long enough, use it to take a long walk or even a jog around the block. Sitting at your desk all day long is not the best for your back, neck, and overall posture. By simply incorporating a little bit of physical activity throughout the workday, the benefits will be felt physically and mentally.
“A 2011 study found that outdoor exercise was associated with greater decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression when compared to indoor activity.” Via Entrepreneur
3. Bottom line: Go Outside
Why spend another meeting in a dimply-lit conference room? Suggest having the gathering outside or on a patio to get the creative juices flowing. Changing the scenery sometimes triggers new ideas, which will ultimately create a more unified workforce by getting everyone out of their comfort zone. Your staff will thank you for it!
There is more to life than work. If we can manage to incorporate a little bit of nature into the workday, it will affect not only your motivation but also your overall mood.