Recently, a friend of mine asked me how my day was.
“Busy, but productive,” I replied.
But what did that even mean? I suppose what I’d really meant was that all I did was work: I got to work early, worked through lunch, broke for dinner, and then proceeded to sign back online to wrap a few things up after that. And now that I think about it, I barely even moved.
Many of us have this distorted idea of productivity where the more hours you put in, the more work you put out. The less you socialize during the day, the more work you put out. The less you move during the day, the more work you put out.
Trouble is, that’s not entirely true. In fact, countless studies have proven that some of the things we might think of as “a waste of time” — preparing and eating a healthy breakfast, watching a kitten video, taking a midday run — actually boost our productivity by leaps and…