Relaxing to Improve Productivity

An overwhelming demand on your time and attention may lead to you wearing out. The growth of your business or website may lead to more responsibilities. Constantly being on the move, or having your concentration shift from one thing to another, leads to eventual low productivity. You find yourself feeling fatigued and worn out at the end of the day. Rising up early and sleeping late may reduce your sleeping hours taking a toll on your performance. This may lead you to start despising a job you initially enjoyed. So how do you infuse relaxation into your life?

Quality sleeping

You could start by having a strict sleeping regime. You need quality sleep in order for your day to start on the right foot. Building a good sleeping habit and environment will optimize your sleep.  Staying away from your digital devices right before bed helps you relax easier.

Observe breaks

Create timely breaks in your work day. Research shows that the optimal working time is ninety minutes. Seta timer that rouses you every ninety minutes to take a short break and do some stretches. These breaks will help your body reboot and work more efficiently.

Take a vacation

One thing most people don’t take seriously is vacation time. Taking prolonged breaks away from your desk is an important relaxation factor. Vacations are usually set to increase productivity because your perspective clears when you don’t have stressors around you.


Exercising is a way to clear your mind. As an entrepreneur with a growing business you probably have a lot in your mind. Exercising and participating in physical activity helps you refresh your mind and stay focused. You can take up a sport or run around the block to clear your head.

Have a massage

Relax your body by taking a warm bath or having a Toronto massage. You probably spend your whole day slouched in front of a computer. A bath or massage will help you ease the stiffness and soreness in your muscles. It even relieves the back pain that may be caused by desk slouching.


Get a hobby. You’re going to increase your productivity in the office by getting yourself invested in some activities outside the office. Use your leisure time to take part in an activity you’ll enjoy that isn’t connected to your job like going to a rave. Getting time away from work gives your brain other things to focus on that aren’t too engaging. A hobby will increase your boundaries of interest and open your mind to new ideas.

Train yourself to be more mindful. Your job may keep you focused on the future earnings and not repeating past mistakes making you forget the present. Bring yourself to focusing on what is happening in the present by having a daily journal or even meditating.

In the end you’ll realize that relaxing and giving yourself time out does increase your productivity.

Gaurav Tiwari

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