Increase productivity working outside this summer!

Working outside this summer can be the perfect way to increase productivity; I know I shall certainly be giving it a try! Studies show that to be being satisfied and productive at work, you need more than a cool office and unlimited vacation and working outdoors could be exactly what you need!

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Working inside in artificial light staring at computer screens isn't exactly a natural environment for any animal, including humans, to be subject to everyday. By working outside in your natural environment you can reduce stress and feel happier and healthier in the process.

It’s no surprise that sitting for extended periods during the day dramatically increases your risk of disease and even death. I don't know about you but when I worked for an advertising agency, one of my biggest hates was being sat in an office chair all day. Luckily, I don't have to do this now with client meetings, events and talks I am often out and about the office and working outdoors will be a further way to extend this. Take a walk down to your local park or beach with your laptop in hand and you're set to go!

Working outside will distract you in a good way! I once read that you often need a "cool down" period from work just like the cool down period you would need after going to the gym. Working outdoors offers you the opportunity to gaze at the sky, observe ants build a hill, or watch birds in flight. All of which are the “cool down” equivalents of the workplace.

Go grab your laptop and get outdoors! Let me know how you get on with your new working environment and if you have any tips for the outdoor working lifestyle!