Relax! You’ll Be More Productive is a recent New York Times article that highlights the many benefits of introducing self-care practices into the work place.
Despite what our workaholic culture may say, people are not machines and our bodies and minds are not meant to be “on” 24/7. This quote is a great reminder of this:
The importance of restoration is rooted in our physiology. Human beings aren’t designed to expend energy continuously. Rather, we’re meant to pulse between spending and recovering energy.
So before you power through the next work hour without lunch, consider taking a few moments to refuel first. Balance out your energy expenditures so that you can receive as much as you give. Restoration over exhaustion!
This featured image is a magazine photo collage I created with this very idea in mind. Breathe, stretch, and schedule in time to restore your mind, body and soul each and every day. This small investment in time will not only benefit you, it will increase your creativity and productivity on the job. Bonus!