Are you working from home and is your productivity suffering as a result? Are traditional ‘normie’ tips failing you? If the answer to both these questions is ‘yes,’ you’re in luck because I’m here to share three weird — but effective — productivity hacks that…

Are you working from home and is your productivity suffering as a result? Are traditional normie tips failing you?
If the answer to both these questions is yes, youre in luck because Im here to share three weird but effective productivity hacks that will help you solve this problem.
The sanity shower
At this point I dont really need to tell you why you should take regular breaks throughout the day to clear your head, but what if you used one of those breaks to take a sanity shower? 
It sounds strange, I know, but I can promise you it helps to boost productivity. 
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Picture this: Youre at your desk, emails are coming in fast, your Slack notifications are off the scale, and your phone rings.
Youre tired, frazzled, restless, and you need to get away. You get up, grab a towel, head straight to the shower and once there you literally wash away your stress.
As you lather in your shampoo or shower gel, you are transported to a calmer state of mind where all that matters is the present. Your only focus is how relaxed you currently feel and how soothing the water is against your skin and not what your manager thinks about the report you just handed in or whether your client is content with your latest email reply.
Remember youre working from home now. So dont be constrained by the boring social conventions the office forced you to adhere to.
Believe me when I tell you that youll return to your desk feeling completely refreshed and ready for the challenges that await you. Try it for yourself and see how much your productivity improves.
The sanity squats
Squats create an anabolic environment which is a fancy way of saying that it helps you improve muscle mass. But what if they could also help you be more productive?
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When things get a little too much, I get up, walk into another room, hit my Spotify, and squat.
Im not denying its strange, but it helps. I tend to stick to 20 or 30 squats at a time and once Im done, I return to my computer, pick up where I left off, and use the endorphin-induced high to blitz my to-do list.
The sanity snack
People often say you should avoid snacking throughout the day but I think theyre missing a beat: The extent to which a healthy snack can boost your stagnating productivity.
This is how it goes: You get up and walk to your kitchen or fridge (thats exercise, right?), grab what you want to eat, prepare it, and you eat it.
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The time you spend doing this is time you are spending away from your computer screen, work, and all the annoying questions your colleagues are intent on asking. And if you happen to grab a banana, then congratulations because theyre considered to be brain foodand making this choice proves youre doing OK in life.
It goes without saying that the sanity snack is, by far, my favorite productivity hack but dont underestimate the power of the sanity shower and sanity squats  just promise me you wont try them out simultaneously.
Published April 21, 2020 — 06:30 UTC