I've always been a fan of bringing fun into the workplace. If you're going to be spending 8-9 hours at your work place, you need to break up your day by doing something different. Whether it's taking an impromptu trip to grab Starbucks with a co-worker, stepping outside to get fresh air, or laughing with a coworker over a funny article on Buzzfeed.
The other day, I had the opportunity to break up our work day and took it!
Martin was setting up curtains in the studio when he let out a sigh and looked at the tension rods they'd be hanging on. "They don't fit the window, they're not wide enough." He looked at me and asked, "What's a creative solution for how we can put these to good use?"
I look at him with a smile on my face. "Sword fight?"
Our eyes both lit up and we both grinned as we grabbed a tension rod and got ready to fight. That is, after we moved all of our extremely expensive photography equipment out of the way! We stood across from each other, ready to duke it out.
Ready... Set... Go!
We went at it, hopping and jumping out of the way of each other’s makeshift foil. It was exactly what we needed to clear our heads. We were getting up and moving, using our brains in a different way, and having fun while going it! I encourage you this week to break up your work day by doing something different.
It’s scientifically proven that taking breaks makes you more productive.
Let us know your favorite way to mentally (or literally!) stretch while on the clock! Comment below or tweet us @mjbhomeent!