Quick Tip: Just Don’t Sit Down

don't sit down
source: Mikko Luntiala

“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion…” ~Newton’s First Law of Motion

It might seem overly simplistic, but if you want to be more productive with your time…don’t sit down.

I don’t know about you, but I can be having a very productive day until I sit down for a rest, and then suddenly my motivation evaporates. Whether you’re working on house projects, spring cleaning or managing your home, I mean this quite literally: don’t sit down. Don’t stop for a break unless you truly need one (if you’re pregnant or dealing with medical issues,  you have permission to sit whenever you want!); just keep moving forward.

If your work involves sitting at a desk or computer, sitting down might look differently for you, but this principle still applies. Instead of checking Facebook or your feed reader — and getting sucked into the black hole that is the internet — just don’t check them to start with.

Timers can be an extremely useful tool for limiting the time we spend “sitting down”, but if it’s motivation you struggle with — and not time management — then it may be more effective to simply avoid sitting in the first place.

Do you find this principle to be true in your own life? What does sitting down look like for you?