Are you following your passion or are you on a path that was somehow predetermined because it was the smart choice? Are you as productive as you want to be or do you need to find ways to get more done? Does your company show an interest in your health, go overboard or not seem to care? It’s possible you need to consider where you are in your life regarding your passion for work, your productivity and your health. If you aren’t doing what drives you and makes you excited on a daily basis it may be time for a change. You also might need to get up and move when you’re feeling you’re being less productive than you should.
Free Yourself from what You “Should” be Doing
Harvard Business Review Article:
Whether your path to your career was predetermined by your parents or you happen to have followed a path you thought was stable and secure if the passion isn’t present in your career it can be difficult to perform well and know you’ve made the right choices. It’s important, especially if you have talent and drive that you figure out the area you need to focus on to have the right balance between your professional acumen and your talents and passions. This means you can become good at what you love to do and apply the education and training you gained working in a field that wasn’t what you wanted to do with your life. Don’t be afraid to take the risks needed, but do so in a careful and thoughtful manner so that you can have the right balance between your passion and creating a living for yourself.
Two Easy Ways to Rewire Your Brain to be More Productive
Fast Company Article:
Be aware of the environmental issues that cause you to have a lower rate of productivity than you would like to. Our brains are wired for specific amounts of work that needs to get done but over the past century and even more in the past few years we have more going on than our brains can handle. This means we need to be aware of what’s going on inside our own heads in order to become more productive. One way to change this is to change the factors of stress that create a distinct disruption of your productivity. Another aspect you can change is your lighting or setting. If you work in the same location day in and day out you sometimes need to change in order to increase your ability to get things done or at least jumpstart this for you.
A Tech Company is Making Employees Walk 10,000 Steps a Day, or do Push-Ups if They Fail
Is it up to companies to help make employees healthier? It’s certainly in their best interest to encourage employees to stay healthier and be active, but should it be mandatory? One Chinese company requires employees to sign up for an app that tracks the number of steps they take each day and if they don’t meet the goal they are required to do push-ups. The point of this is to help employees stay healthier because they’ve seen young employees who are sedentary have health issues already as a result of this lifestyle. While this step number equals about two hours of walking, those employees who are actively involved in sports are exempt from the program, but should this be something the company can direct?