These days, there’s a huge (absolutely ginormous) focus on being as productive as possible.
But while achieving optimal levels of productivity is ideal, this goal sometimes results in the mindset that we have to be “go, go, go” 24/7. And in an attempt to get as much done as fast as we can, we forget to take a step back and, well, breathe .
Not only can taking a break give your mind some much needed time to rest, but it can also allow you to do something that’s (surprisingly) just as important as crossing things off your to-do list—staring out the window.
I know. Sounds like a huge waste of time, right? But the video below will explain why this can be such a great investment of your time.
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author