Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.
I won’t be leading The Washington Post day-to-day. I am happily living in “the other Washington” where I have a day job that I love.
Maria Konnikova on humidity, productivity, and the link between sunshine and happiness: http://nyr.kr/16VABHX
“In a 2013 study of perceived well-being, the economist Marie Connolly found that on days when the temperature rose above ninety degrees, the negative impact on happiness levels was greater than the consequences of being widowed or divorced.”
Illustration by Edwin Fotheringham.
Not only does the summer heat make us lazy and cranky, but it is almost impossible to focus when daydreaming of beach weekends. Here are 6 ways to be happier and more productive while you are in the office this summer.