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How Your Boat Trip Boosts Productivity

Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 8:30AM

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Need a productivity boost? Swap your morning joe for a trip on the water… it might be your new favorite pick-me-up!

Of course, we’d all love to go boating whenever those midday yawns kick in. But would that actually help?

We think so… and science does, too! Take a look at today’s blog to see how an afternoon boat trip can boost productivity and clear your mind for the day or week ahead.

You can focus better outdoors…

If you feel like you’re focusing on a million different things, getting on your boat and soaking up the spirit of the great outdoors might just help.

According to a 2010 issue of the Harvard Health Letter, spending time in the fresh air helped children with ADHD improve their concentration… even after they came back inside! It’s easy to see the clarifying power of being outdoors, especially in today’s ultra-connected age when emails, projects, and other distractions all fight for your attention indoors. Put the phone on silent and save it for photo-worthy moments on your Monterey!

… and ditch unproductive stress

A little stress is good—it keeps us on our toes, and reminds us to stay on task. But if your stress levels are more of a hindrance than a help, it might be time to wash them off with some good-old-fashioned seawater.

That’s right… the magnesium found in seawater promotes a calmer state of mind! You’ll be able to relax and focus on what really matters (whether it’s a big project or task at home), as opposed to the little worries that vie for your attention.

Your sleep will improve

Speaking of relaxation, the calming sights and sounds of the ocean can help you catch up on some quality sleep! This may seem counterintuitive for those looking to boost their productivity in the short term (i.e. with a cup of coffee). However, you’ll be sure to sleep well after a day on the water thanks to the natural cues telling you to relax and drift off—the rolling waves, setting sun, etc. It’s easy to miss these cues when you’re indoors in front of a screen. By getting that quality sleep, you’ll be more likely to wake up the next day feeling refreshed and ready to tackle any task you might have!

It helps you create a work/play balance

One of the biggest benefits of spending time on the water is that it helps you establish a healthy work/play balance. Spending most of your time at home may be convenient, but it doesn’t do much to separate downtime from “work time,” especially if your den doubles as a home office! Enjoying your leisurely time on your Monterey, with loved ones at your side, can help you get more out of your breaks so that you’re more focused while working.

Boating isn’t just fun… it’s a way to clear your mind and get those creative juices flowing, too! This is a perk you’ll be happy to know as you cruise the water, this fall and year long.

 


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