Learning how you learn and work best often determines success. Some of us retain more information from reading, others from listening. Learning our limits, strengths, and weaknesses dictates how productive we can be. What works for one person may not work for another, but nature has a way of helping all of us. Perhaps it is because we come from nature.
In an article for the BBC, Jeremy Coles writes, “Shouldn’t we all be spending more time outside interacting with nature? … ‘There is a need to normalise everyday nature as part of a healthy lifestyle,’ Dr Richardson told BBC Earth. The real challenge for the future is how we get more people involved, knowing what we do about the very real benefits of nature.”
Figuring out what works for you is how you work more efficiently.
We discuss all of the latest productivity apps, we read about new ways to consume coffee to better metabolize caffeine, and we buy self-help books... but perhaps the boost we need is waiting for us outside.
Nature is an underrated tool in improving productivity. The elements that affect our focus and productivity are vast, and while it is not the whole answer... consider fitting nature into your schedule. Get outside and breathe deep.