His wife left a note for him to prepare dinner that evening:
“Shepherd’s Pie needs to be taken out of the fridge and placed in the oven at 140 degrees.”
Editor: Welcome guest author Jason Womack who’s got some advice on how to get back to work on a slow day.
You just don?t want to do it anymore. No more task folders, no more email labeling, no more index cards in your back pocket. You just don?t have the energy today; the power of your productivity is at a low ebb. What do you do now? How do you flip that switch to get going again? Photo by Stewf.
Here are five simple things you can do, not related to making lists or reworking your system (again), which will inspire you to get back on the right track.
In short, here are some things that will get you going again:
That formula may not take a long time to finish, but at the end, you?ll feel brand new and be able to tackle the toughest tasks you have around you with more energy.
What are the switches that flip your energy back on on an unproductive day? Let us know in the comments.
Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA shares productivity tips that make it possible to do more without the added stress of working harder. For more productivity ideas and up-to-date posts, visit www.JasonWomackBlog.com.
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