6 – Travel
Nothing increases my worldview and shifts my perspective more than travel! There’s something special about seeing how other people live, experiencing other cultures, and so on and so forth. It broadens one’s horizons.
7 – Explore your hometown
Yes, traveling is great. But if that’s not practical at the moment, explore right where you are! Undoubtedly, there are neighborhoods or museums or parks in your own town which you haven’t yet explored.
Break out of your comfort zone and go explore!
8 – Get physical
Exercise, that is. The mental benefits of exercise are many. The endorphins released when we exercise lead to sharper thinking, stronger resilience, better memory, and so much more. So, get moving!
9 – Change your work environment
If your job allows, leave that cramped cubicle. Get out of the office. Work outside. Go to a coffee shop. Find an environment that brings out your creativity, productivity, and innovation.
10 – Change your schedule
Question when you do things, how you do things, what things you do. Note when your focus is strongest and schedule the most important tasks for that time of day.
Consider going to a block schedule. I’ve recently done so, and I’ve seen dramatic increases in focus and productivity.
11 – Read a business book
Get professional inspiration from others. The business decisions we make are based on our on experiences and knowledge. If we can leverage the lessons from others, that will only serve to accelerate our own success.
Here are some of my favorite business books, from classics to new releases…