Running at work is fun.
Running at work is freeing.
Running at work is exciting.
Running at work is gross.
…But only in the best way possible.
While we await the New Year, and coworkers’ return from holiday vacations, life around the office may seem a little dull but to those of us still working it’s the perfect time to vary routines and brainstorm ideas.
I came to work in sweats and ran a very rewarding 3 mile jog on my break. Though returning to the office and frantically waving around spare papers in a failed attempt to create a fanning object might not be everyone’s idea of inspiration, modifying your environment or changing one small detail about your day is usually good enough to unleash a few dormant ideas that simply needed a little push.
Consider it a head start. Whether you’re wheezing on the side of the road and bobbing furiously to a few surprises on your iPod or rearranging your desk and sorting emails, a few days astray from the normal routine can lead to that single thought that could manifest into something profound. Maybe you’ll never lose another email because you will organize them so well nothing could slip through the cracks. (That’s just as important.)
Take this time to decompress, rearrange, and experiment.