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Go Do Something That Doesn’t Make You Feel Worse

An unconventional piece of productivity advice

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OOnce, when a former manager caught me moping around the office during a rough day, he grabbed my shoulder and said, “Michael, go do something that doesn’t make you feel worse.”

I stared at him, confused. So he clarified: “Take 10 minutes and go outside to get some air. I…




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