Going on a stupid walk…

July 24, 2022

Social media do not usually provide amazing productivity insights. But occasionally something comes through and is too good not to share.

At some point during the pandemic, one of the most popular memes on TikTok was “going on a stupid walk for my stupid mental health”:

People on Twitter joined in too:

One of the interesting challenges of talking to a large audience on the Internet—there are about 4,500 of you newsletter readers right now and about 29,000 YouTube subscribers—is that people are not all the same.

Some of you are lawyers who spend most of their time in the office and have extremely busy schedules. Others are doctors who care for patients, do research, and mentor others—with equally busy schedules. Yet others are students who want to ace their exams. There are the recently retired folks. The small business owners. And on and on.

Point is: sometimes it’s difficult to offer advice for “being more productive” because people live in such different circumstances.

But some advice almost always works. Whether you need a break, need new ideas, or need to let off some steam, it won’t let you down.

In fact, I could use a break after recording so many course videos in the past weeks, so—excuse me for the abrupt ending—I’ll be off on a stupid walk for my stupid mental health.

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