AlphaGraphics held its annual convention in Indianapolis last week. AG is a collection of individually owned franchises which provide print, signage, and business solutions to companies of all sizes.
One of the topics of this year’s event was slowing down – giving your mind time to explore solutions you might otherwise overlook.
We live in a busy world, our schedules are packed. Each of us has unreasonable demands on our time. It’s seems counterintuitive to believe that adding a little “nothing” time into our daily routine could actually help us be more productive.
But it’s true. Our bodies and our minds need rest. We need downtime. We need wakeful rest.
Scientific studies have shown that our brain cells and neurons can grow fatigued and disrupt our focus and impair our ability to make quick decisions. Our brains need a break from the busyness.
Mediation and good old-fashioned daydreaming during the course of a workday can actually restore equilibrium and help us be more productive. While, on the surface, that downtime might seem like wasted time, it can sometimes be the best way to spend a few spare minutes of your day.
Resting the brain rejuvenates the brain. That little mental break may be just the thing you need to have a more productive day.
How do you give your brain a break in your busy workday?
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