News Flash: Throwing “Lazy” Around Is Lazy

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See it for what it is, fer hecksake.

Here’s some good general advice for anybody working anywhere — and for anyone working towards organizing a company culture — and for anyone managing a new time-management challenge doing remote work.

1. Allow yourself (and your teammates) the opportunity to reset.

To be creative and productive, we need those resets. We need that connection to whatever it is that pulls us out of our heads and into our bodies; something to calm the nervous system and clear a path to good work.

2. Do what you need to do.

The best hours of the day to do activities and knock out errands are the hours that happen during the day. Putting off errands in order to sit listlessly in front of a computer only really works for so long. Go pick up the milk; go rent the tool you need to fix the corner of the deck your partner’s getting anxious about; go play with your kids in the middle of the day when they’re excited to hang out with you. Your work afterward will be so much better.

3. Honor the fact that your brain lives in a body.

There’s so much to dig into here that it merits its very own article, so hang in there for that.