Spring Cleaning for Your Technology: Part 4 of 4

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Desserts is Stressed spelled backwardsThis week is the last in a four-part series about spring cleaning for your technology. Week one highlighted ways to organize your files. Week two was the clean and purge step. Last week was updating your protection software.

This week we’re looking at spring cleaning our work habits – specifically how to be more productive by reducing stress.

De-stress to help with your productivity.

Clean your mind with a periodic break. It is amazing what happens when you take a break from a project, and the more intense the project, the more productive the break is. It allows your mind to chug and churn behind the scenes and come up with creative ideas and solutions.

Here are some of my favorite ways to de-stress:

  • Take a walk during your lunch break, or shoot some hoops.
  • Work a jigsaw puzzle.
  • Meet a client for some personal time – no work discussion unless she brings it up.

I also found this great article worth sharing:  20 Scientifically-Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now

I’ll just bet you have some favorites as well – what are they?