Posted : June 2012
Author : Prashanth
Are we all productive when we are supposed to be? Do we finish all the allocated tasks within the time frame provided to us? Why do we need to unnecessarily burn the midnight oil when deadlines crush us? What can be done to avoid such situations and be more effective, productive and lead a healthier lifestyle? Read on for the answers.
Let’s just face the fact that sitting in front of a computer for a very long time is absolutely harmful for health. So, plan so as to be as efficient as possible in front of the system. Focus should be on finishing the work as fast as you can. Planning and scheduling your activities helps you to maintain your work efficiency. This in turn brings you lot of time for your other pursuits such as interaction with family, friends or engaging in your favorite hobby. Not to mention an immediate drop in the time spent in front of your computer!
2. Don’t think in front of a monitor
3. Keep cyber-entertainment to a fixed time frame
4. Do light exercise
You’d always be benefitted from this. Doing light exercise daily will stimulate your brain cells to think clearly by increasing blood circulation in the body. Light exercise need not involve flexing your muscles and pumping weights (though this is of great benefit too). Even walking to the nearest water dispenser would make you feel a trifle better. What we are focussing here is stretching and/or little aerobic exercise. Recommended exercises include 30 minutes of walking per day, jumping rope for 15 minutes, doing light stretching exercises, gentle aerobic activity for 5 minutes and the like.
5. Listen to stimulating music
Listening to relaxing music has been proven to work wonders with your thinking capacity. Many of us fall victim to the oft-repeated saying, “Common sense is becoming uncommon these days!”. This is because of us not finding time to think and reflect on what we are doing and what the intended benefit is. Listening to gentle, relaxing and stimulating music while doing the thinking not only focusses your mind a bit more but also encourages you to spend more time on it. Too many of us have a wrongly preconceived notion that thinking and spending time with oneself is a waste of time. What with all the entertainment options that are available to us, our attention span is becoming small day-by-day.