This list from Nicholas Bate (a.k.a. The Incomparable Bate) on the side benefits of walking has sparked thoughts on other activities with side benefits. Consider the side benefits of:
- Having a telephone/computer-free afternoon.
- Working slowly.
- Taking naps.
- Reading for an hour each morning.
- Reading a book a week.
- Upgrading the way you dress for work.
- Keeping your car clean.
- Writing more thank-you notes.
- Having a day in which speaking is kept to a minimum.
- Visiting rather than emailing or telephoning clients.
- Keeping a journal of aphorisms.
- Setting aside an hour each week to go off somewhere and think.