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Working slowly to be more productive

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Why slower might be better?

It’s absurd but we tend to work longer and harder dispite the incredible advance in technology. This situation does not mean that we are more productive…far from it! In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that productivity declined at 3% annual rate. We should also add the  fact that ita has been shown that those who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of stroke, diabetes, heart diseases and depression: this means costs to physical and mental health.

How can we defend ourselves from this problem? Here you’ll find 5 ways to slow your pace in order to work smarter and be more productive:

  1. Get one thing done at a time and you may realize you have more time than you think
  2. Give yourself time to think and you will simply make better decisions
  3. Communicate slowly so that not only it will make the other person more interested in what you have to say, but ti will also give you more time to process one another’s ideas and your communication will be more efficient
  4. Multitasking gives you the illusion of productivity. In reality, that’s not only stressful but inefficient way to work. Our productivity suffers, and so does our memory
  5. By changing your experiences you shape you brain. Our brain has got the capacity to learn thanks to its response flexibility

“Mindfulness creates a space between impulse and action that allows us to be more flexible in our responses”, Daniel Siegel (psychiatrist).

Try to work as smart as possible until a robot takes your job!

 



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