Obvious Productivity Tip

Things have been a little quiet around here. I’ve had an awfully busy time professionally and personally and there are some things I’ve done less of to make sure I can do more of some other things. Blogging being one of them.

Anyway…I thought I’d share a massively obvious productivity tip. It’s helped me write this post so why not!

Here it comes….<drumroll>


See, I told you it was obvious. I am as guilty as lots of other people who sit at their desk for extended periods of time trying to get through that every growing to-do list and we’re always told that we should get up once in a while.

Unfortunately, making a cup of tea doesn’t count which is how I fool myself into thinking I’m doing it correctly.

By actually going and doing something different you’ll come back refreshed and re-focussed. If that something means going outside then the fresh air and the total change of environment will give a much needed energy boost.

I did this today. I’ve spotted a pattern recently where I hit a dip mid-afternoon and my concentration suffers. I decided to walk to the shops and the twenty minutes out in the autumn air have helped massively.

I’m using the kick start to my afternoon to write this, what do you do to get going when you’re feeling low on energy?

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Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. Formerly, coordinator of AMITPRO and Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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