Let’s talk about sleep and getting more done. Our first thought when faced with a tight deadline or a large project is to cut back on sleep, so we have more time to work on it. In mathematical terms it makes sense. If you cut your sleep by 2 hours per night that theoretically gives you two extra hours to get your work done.

Spending long hours behind the desk is killing us. Yes, that sounds blunt, but we were not designed to sit in a chair all day. We spend too little time moving around, walking, and getting exercise.

The result is weight gain and various back and neck issues along with other health issues that arise from a sedentary lifestyle.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret I’ve discovered over the past few months. It’s one of my very best and most effective problem-solving strategies, and it’s so easy that anyone can start implementing it right away. It’s to go for a walk. I’m serious. Stay with me here, and I’ll explain.