Okay, I have a bad habit of sitting on my bum all day. I mean, I’m a writer, so it’s hard not to. I sit until I finish my article, or my blog post, or my whole day’s worth of work. Research shows, though, that taking regular breaks make people more productive. Also, sitting all day can make you sick. I know it’s given me a plumpness never seen before on this body!
So, I’ve found one multitasking solution that gets me up and makes me more productive. You’ll find this tip particularly helpful if you are a work-at-home mom or dad.
Set a timer!
You’ve heard this one before, I’m sure, but my tip has a twist. Be sure your timer is connected to something important. For example, before I start a work project, I throw a load of laundry in the washer. When the timer goes off, I make myself get up and put the laundry in the dryer. When the dryer buzzer goes off, I get up and put the laundry away. Then, I start the whole process over again.
This works with cooking, too, if you’re a home chef. After you put food in the oven, sit down and start a task. When the oven timer goes off, get up and check your dish.
This way, I get stuff done around the house, plus I give my mind a break and give my body a break from sitting.