Feeling sluggish at work? Before you reach for your third cup of coffee, you might want to try getting up and taking a short walk around your office first. Yep, you read right. Stretch those legs.

According to a study by researchers from the University of Birmingham, taking regular strolls three times a week may put you in a good mood and help you manage stress better. Another study also showed that employees exhibited improvement in memory and detail-oriented tasks when they used a treadmill desk.

Looking for more ways to to increase your productivity? Read on!

Download useful productivity apps.
There are apps that help you follow up on people’s availability and those that help you record audio and take notes at the same time. Choose which one best suits your needs and install them on your smartphone. It’s time to live in the digital age!

Avoid wasting time on email.
Sending emails is fast and convenient, but it can also take up a lot of precious time when used incorrectly. For example, don’t use email to go back and forth on simple decisions like where to grab lunch or how to celebrate your boss’ birthday party. Just meet with the involved parties instead. Find out how else you’re using email wrong here.

Make the most of your planner.
That thick and heavy notebook you’re carrying around shouldn’t just be for show. Use it well. For starters, don’t just leave it at home. Bring it with you wherever you go and don’t be afraid to write on it. Check out how else you can make the most of your planner here.

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