4 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Productivity
By Diana Vilibert
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Despite what you keeping telling yourself, slamming another cup of coffee won’t solve your productivity problems. (Or your digestive ones.)
Whether you work from home or in an office, these small tweaks to your daily routine can help you get more done.
Add plants. Redecorating? Skip the container store and make the florist your first stop. A green office can improve productivity by up to 15% and workplace satisfaction by 40%.
Take a kitten break. It almost sounds too good to be true: Researchers have found that looking at pictures of baby animals can make us more attentive and productive. Who are we to argue with science?
Stop multitasking. You may think you can get more done by switching between tasks, but it turns out that multitasking actually reduces your efficiency. Stick to one task on your to-do list at a time.
Take a walk. Feeling stuck? Get up from your chair and go outside — or just pace around the room. Walking boosts creative thinking (even after you sit back down again).