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The Wonderful Secret to Being Productive: Doing Less
Not so, says Tony Schwartz, writing for the 99 Percent. Apparently, the way to accomplish more is to “pulse and pause,” taking breaks throughout the day to rest or refuel (some of his suggestions include going to the gym, taking an actual lunch break, and, my personal favorite, taking a quick nap). Schwartz writes, “Maintaining a steady reservoir of energy – physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually – requires refueling it intermittently.” Read the article for a run-down of the “law of diminishing returns” and how it effects the desk-bound work day, and as you blast through your holiday preparations, cooking, and all the rest, remember to “pause” now and then.