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Downtime is meant to help you relax, manage stress, and prepare for the following day. But this free time doesn't have to be spent unprofitably.

Today is Productivity Thursday, and we at AV Web Designs would like to share four activities you can do in your time off to stay productive.

1. Engage in Physical Exercise
There are no disadvantages to participating in physical activity. We placed this at the top of our list because it is of prime importance and applies to everyone.

Daily physical exertion stimulates blood flow through the body which is vital for anyone who has a sedentary job. If you sit in a chair for most of your work day, then walking, jogging, and running are simple forms of exercise that can help offset the harm caused by inactivity.

Engaging in any training can reinvigorate your body and mind which will make you more productive during your time spent working.

2. Read Something
Reading has become a lost art which is a shame because it is an activity that is so simple, yet so rewarding.

If you have free time, then put down the remote control and pick up a book. Any fiction novel, news article, educational blog post, research journal, or anything of the like can excite your mind, bolster your creativity, and teach you something new.

3. Learn a new skill for work
Whether or not you enjoy your job, it always pays to be the best at it.

If you learn a new skill for work, then you can improve your working efficiency, branch out into different roles, and possibly even earn higher pay.

Employers take notice of those who are always striving to improve for the benefit of their job. If you teach yourself a new and useful skill for work, your efforts will not go unnoticed.

4. Learn a new skill for personal benefit
Is there something you wish you could do? Perhaps you have always wanted to play an instrument or wanted to learn how to draw. Maybe you wanted to try a new sport or practice a new craft.

Everyone has some art they would like to learn, including you. However busy you may be, you can always find some downtime to learn your new skill.

You should use time away from work to focus on bettering yourself because productive activities can improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

We at AV Web Designs chose these four activities because we do them every day and we feel that they are the best ways anyone can spend free time.

If you want to work with people who are always enduring the pains of progress, then call us at (661) 943-4932, or visit us online at http://www.avwebdesigns.com/contact-us.html