Unchain yourself from your desk for better work results

Sometimes working at your desk just doesn’t work. So heck, just stop working there. Work someplace else. That’s the idea from The 99% blog, at Are You An Armchair Creative?

That’s right, just sit in a comfy chair. No laptop, no phone, just a notebook and a pen. Or nothing at all:

The armchair takes me into a different space, where my mind can drift and I can see the big picture of the projects I’m working on, notice the patterns that emerge and my gut feeling about the best way forward. When I get up from the armchair, everything is clearer and sharper. My body feels lighter, and more energized. And I get a hell of a lot done when I return to the other chair.

A change of posture, a change of scenery — can change your outlook and restart stalled or stale thinking.

It really works wonders. Don’t worry about what your coworkers say. You’ll do better work if you have the courage to break away from your desk.


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