The Power Of Active Lifestyle (Or Why You Should Go To Brighton)
It’s not only hard work that makes you productive, successful and happy.
One may argue that there is nothing better than working on something you are passionate about, without even a glimpse at the watch; Entrepreneurs often consider the 60-hour work week to be the secret ingredient of success.
Since I’ve spent the last week in the best British town (Brighton, obviously), I’ve finally managed to compare productivity at the seafront with productivity in the City of London. And this is what I’ve realised:
If you want to get things done, the perfect place to work would be a ‘City of London’-style location. Productivity increases dramatically when everyone around you speaks business.
If you want to invent something new, forget about the City. Go somewhere where you would spend a holiday, have a great time or take out your running shoes and run. Or cycle. By the end of the day, you are likely to have ten new ideas and perfect understanding of all the issues you were cracking your head on.
In fact, a combination of physical activity, fresh air, pleasant views and relaxed atmosphere might be everything you need to come up with ideas that will make you successful. Scientists explain this phenomenon by improved blood flow to the brain as a result of physical activity. Whatever is the case, it just works.
Here is a summary of the lessons learned:
Physical activity is, apparently, a key to inventing new stuff, whilst being in a business environment is a key to a proper execution of your ideas.
Everyone has an hour or two each day to do something useful and different. Put on your running shoes and spring along the seafront, or cycle somewhere you’ve never been to or, best of all, go play tennis.
It’s almost guaranteed that your brain will start to work even better and produce something incredible.
At the end of the day, you will have a great time and enjoy incredible views as a bonus:
View form The Cliff over Brighton Marina to the sea
Lunch @ Seafront Cafe