Stuck in a rut right before Memorial Day weekend? You’re not alone. If you’re looking for a little productivity pick-me-up, look no further.

Inspired by a post we read on, Marla Tabaka writes, “The goal is to break your current, negative state by disrupting it with something that will ‘shock’ your internal chemist into action. Here are a few things I suggest you try to jump-start your productivity by adding some positivity. I admit a lot of them might make you look like a crazy person, but, in the pursuit of productivity, I’m willing to try anything.”

1. Smile at strangers. Of course, this entails unattaching yourself from your laptop or mobile device. Get out of that office, coffee shop or home! Tabaka suggests going for a 20 minute walk outside. Her advice? “Smile at the people you meet along the way. You will more than make up for the time with your increased productivity levels when you return.”

2. Bust a move. Want to funk it up? Move your body and groove into a make-shift dance party. Dance like no one is watching! Read more