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Super-Charge Productivity With 24-Hour Work Oscillation Cycles

By Nate Klemp, PhD

Monotony is the enemy of productivity and innovation.  

And yet it’s so easy to slip into the trap of doing the same things, the same way, over and over.   We eat the same breakfast. We take the same commute. We face the same daily onslaught of texts and emails. We move through the day at the same pace.  Then we wake up and do it all over again.

The deeper I slip into this state, the more rigid I become, both in mind and body.  Mentally, I lose the big perspective of my life and business. Instead, I fixate on small logistical tasks like completing to-dos and getting through my inbox.

Physically, I experience the classic symptoms of white collar repetitive stress: a tight jaw, a stiff neck, and strain in my upper back.

The utter sameness of the average workday freezes the creative flow of the mind and body. Our thinking, our habits, and even our muscles harden.  

 

Melting The Ice of Ordinary Habit

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