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A third of workers said they’d suffered from mental health issues as a direct result of working long hours.
It seems our ability to procrastinate is never more evident than during the cold winter months. Recent research revealed that more than half of British workers get significantly less work done in winter compared to summer with rainy days, gloomy workplaces and pesky winter ailments all to blame. Well, step forward the productivity experts who’ve got some simple yet effective life hacks to make 2017 your most productive ever! So step away from social media, shut down the Zara sale site and start getting s**t done.
Yes, cafes are technically often more noisy – with that background noise of the coffee machine and people chatting – but rather than a hindrance, it’s this extra noise that helps us to be more productive. Because think about it: What’s more distracting, two colleagues having a conversation you can hear clearly, or the sound of several conversations that you can’t make out individually? Japanese researchers asked volunteers to do something simple on a computer – once with meaningless noise in the background, and again with audible, clear conversations.