Richard Branson's Productivity Secret -- It's All in the Eyes

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Photo credit: Newsweek

Richard Branson is one of the most successful businesspeople in the world. As the founder of Virgin Group, Branson has subsidiaries in pretty much every industry imaginable -- from mobile, to music and even an airline. Saying Branson is a busy man is an understatement. So how does he do it all? Branson says his productivity security is quite simple -- he takes care of his eyes.

"One of the things that helped improve my productivity more than anything was right in front of my eyes all along: it was my glasses," Branson said. "While some people have 20/20 vision, and many people will have differing eyesight that can be helped in different ways, concentrating on your eyesight can help you be far more productive."

Branson adds that having to squint at a screen all day is not only bad for your eyes, but also for your creativity.

"As so many of us spend hours glued to our mobile, laptop or tablet screens, if you aren't careful you can damage your creativity as well as your eyes. By resting your eyes from the screen you can also relax your mind and create the space to come up with new ideas."