After a morning of futile screen-staring my brain and eyes were in shutdown mode. No words were flowing from my fingers. No creative sparks were flickering in my brain. So I logged-off for a few, and headed to the park several blocks from the office. It was sunny out. I laid down on the grass, stared up at the trees and dozed off for 20 minutes.
It felt like I was reborn. Synapses started firing. The fog of grogginess that even two mugs of coffee couldn’t penetrate was burned off by pure sunshine. The world and the workload waiting for me back at the office both looked lighter.
If you find yourself staring aimlessly, mindlessly surfing the Internet, or simply slumping in a swirling office chair and wasting time at work, check out for a few minutes. Go outside and let the fresh air and green plants restore your senses. Even science agrees that it works.
You’ll come back to your tasks with fresh perspective and actually start getting things done instead of slipping further into the funk and doing nothing but wasting your time and your employer’s pay.