This is a post in Pajama Productivity’s first (hopefully) annual “Fall Into Productivity” month. (Clever wordplay, right? The llamas came up with that.) All month long in October 2016, we’ll be publishing lovely autumnal graphics with a fresh productivity tip each and every day. You can catch all the fall fun right here on the PJP blog, on our PJP Facebook page, or on Twitter @pjproductivity – use the #FallIntoProductivity hashtag to find all posts.
Short and sweet: Move.
I do mean that literally.
Get off your ass and move it — preferably, outside if weather permits — each and every day, assuming you’re physically capable of it. And if you’re not? Move what you can.
Understand, I’m not saying “take up running” or join a gym (soooo not the gym type, myself).
I’m just saying “move.” Change your physical state now and again.
I don’t know if you’re like me and most creative workers I know and have worked with in the past, but personally, I get Zoned.
Not “zoned out,” but in a zone. And the next thing I know, it’s three hours later and my body hurts like hell.
Now, granted, I have chronic pain issues from scoliosis and fibromyalgia, so that’s what happens to me when I don’t move for a long period of time. You might not hurt like I do, but it’s not good for you, either.
But more to the point: Your work will suffer. Your ability to do the work will suffer, which means your productivity will also suffer.
So … move.