In today’s world, most people can virtually work from anywhere with a computer or mobile device and internet access. We are constantly connected. Does this help or hinder productivity?
For most of my career, I’ve abided by the “work hard, play harder” method of recharging. Work your tail off, then drink your face off. It was fun, for sure, but also expensive, unhealthy and, most importantly, not actually restorative. I often woke up Monday feeling even more exhausted than I did on that previous Friday. And sometimes, I’d lose an entire half-day of my weekend to a hangover. Pretty inefficient.
Fashion designer Eileen Fisher takes part in a ritual that everyone could benefit from. Twice a year, she cleans our her closet.
“I think about what worked, what’s flattering on me, what couple of pieces will make it feel fresh this season,” she told Fast Company. “It always feels so great when it’s done: one rack of clothes that I wear for the season. Even out of that, I probably wear about 10 pieces most of the time, and most of them are from the year before.”
The morning and evening commute is one that most people dread, and is one of the many reasons why so many people are opting for careers in which telecommuting is an option. But, according to recent research, people are getting pretty creative during their daily commutes and are making the most of the otherwise idle time.