Feb11-15th – Relax, You’ll Be More Productive

This article is called “Relax! You’ll Be More Productive” (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/opinion/sunday/relax-youll-be-more-productive.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=4&) and focuses on the importance of relaxation. This article talks about how fast paced our lives are and  how it affects the overall quality of our lives. How working extra hours, balancing a social life and trying to achieve your life goals can prove to be very challenging and can consume a lot of your time. It talks about how firstly, napping has the ability to help relieve some of this stress because it relaxes your mind and allows you to be more productive when you wake up. Vacations are also effective because they allow you to take a break for a prolonged period of time. Lastly, working out helps you relax because it helps relieve stress overtime. This can be found in our course content under “Stress and Conflict Management”, specifically under identifying different techniques to help relieve stress.  I think that this relates to our BOH course because it mentions stress management, and the methods discussed in the article (ex working out) are similar to the ones we discussed in class after doing our stress presentations. I can personally relate to this article because I completely agree that relaxation is needed in order for us to work most effectively. I also agree that relaxation techniques such as taking a vacation or working out do help relieve stress and therefore help us relax and be more productive.

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