Tip 174. Follow the flow.

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Remember having to sit at a desk for 6 hours as a kid in school? Did you ever think you were going to have to repeat that same type of idiotic behavior when you grew up and got a job? Surprise!

Who came up with the idea that your day was supposed to be so completely crammed with appointments, work, and best of all, meetings, and that you wouldn’t even have time to eat lunch?


Most humans weren’t built to continuously do the same thing, the same way, at the same time every day. If you don’t believe me, talk with someone who spent their entire work life at a drill press in a factory.

We have good days and bad. Some of us work well in the morning while others late at night. Some can work for hours without a break while others get antsy after only 20 minutes (Some 7 minutes).

Having to sit down and force yourself to finish a task when it’s the last thing you want to do will not be one of your most productive work moments.

Instead, listen to what your body wants. Follow the flow that’s inside of you. Believe me, it’s there. Stop working when you get tired or bored. Take a break, take a nap, take a hike. Better yet, keep walking. If you work at home, unload the dryer or the dishwasher. Then when you have caught your breath, jump back in. The quality and amount of work that you will produce when you follow your work flow will astound you.
And now they’ve gotten rid of recess and gym class at school?


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