Work Wise Week 2017: 5 easy ways to boost your productivity at work

With the dreaded end of year appraisals under way, now’s the time to reflect on your year’s achievements.  Did you get everything done that you wanted to?  Or were there certain tasks that remained neglected all year?  To mark Work Wise Week 2017 , we’ve come up with 5 easy ways to boost your productivity at work. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got, so now’s the time to grab the bull by the horns and turbo-charge your work efficiency in 2017.

close up of two sets of post-it notes at work

Dean Hochman Post-it notes

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Art of Burning Man in your lunch break

As we get stuck back into the working routine this week, in the desert wilderness of Nevada, tens of thousands of citizens are getting to work on building their own creative metropolis. Dedicated to community, art, self-reliance and self-expression, Burning Man has captured the global imagination with its jaw-dropping installations, burning effigies and free-spirited vibe. If you can’t get away from your desk to join them, you can catch a glimpse of the highlights at the Lights of Soho art gallery and member’s lounge.

photos from Art of Burning Man

NK Guy photography Art of Burning Man

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5 mini museums to pack into your lunch break

If your lunch-times are spent munching while hunched over a screen in the scintillating company of a spreadsheet, it may be time to grab your coat and embrace some culture. A new environment can work wonders for problem solving and new subject matter will help get the creative juices flowing again. If squeezing a museum visit into half an hour seems a tall order, here’s my top five bite-size, mini museum wonders guaranteed to revive and refresh the parts that a spreadsheet never can.

The Freud Museum, couch, psychoanalysis,

poeticaldistractions The Freud Museum

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