Is it really possible to work less and yet get more done? A few years ago I noticed a big problem in my life. I was working from home and trying to start an online business through blogging. It was hard. Things were not progressing as fast as I wanted them to. My answer was to just buckle down, grind it out, and work more hours.
Not only was I working all day, but now I was sitting in front of the computer all night. Sometimes even till 2:00 am! Something had to change. This was not healthy. The most fascinating thing about it all is I wasn’t more productive.
I had mistaken quantity of time for quality.
As long as I was behind the computer, I thought I was productive. Finally, I decided to strategically take breaks during the day. It didn’t matter really what I did, as long as I wasn’t behind the computer.
It was hard at first because I was convinced that taking breaks was counter-productive.
However, what I have found is that my creativity and energy soars when I take strategic breaks during my work day. Listen to my story below.
The Power of Taking “Real” Breaks in Your Workday [Podcast]
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In this podcast episode, Jonathan talks about the power of taking real breaks. He even walks through how you can work less and yet do more. Many of us have bought into the lie that quantity of work is what makes us feel good. The truth is quality of work is a much better feeling and you still have time for play.
Jonathan also mentions the 30 Day Get Productive Challenge. You can get started on your journey of being more productive by going to: http://SimpleLifeHabits.com/gpc
Lastly, I wrote about this topic well over a year ago and it was featured on LifeHacker. You can read the article here: How to Work Less and Do More.
Question: Have you ever used strategic breaks in order to be more productive?