The best way to give your work mojo a jolt

High Voltage SignHave you ever felt done for the day but you still had to push on and produce your great work and ideas?

That situation happened to me a few weeks ago at my Productivity Ninja training session.

It was close to the end of a long day and we were all feeling the effects of the warm room and full brains. It was only 3:00 pm and we still had another 2 hours to go.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it through. All I wanted to do was go back to the hotel and do something mindless.

And then a miracle happened.

The presenter made us all get up and move to another area of the room. He asked us to stand for the next part of the training.

Ugh. I felt so tired and now I had to stand? Really? Was this a good idea?

Then it started to happen.  At first it was a slow trickle … barely noticeable. But then it gushed. It was my mojo returning. I sensed ideas brimming. I participated fully in the discussion.

My brain absorbed all the great information. It was amazing!

It took movement to create momentum.

This month give your work mojo a boost by trying one of these shortcuts:

  • Move to a new location (coffee shop, boardroom, a colleague’s desk.)
  • Stand up while you work.
  • Open the window and let in some fresh air.
  • Put on some music.
  • Change the font you’re using on your document while you write and then change it back when you’re done.
  • Expand the view of your document to fill the computer screen.

When you’re done for the day, give yourself a jolt and create the change you need to keep going.

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