Scientific Proof That Your Hobby Makes You a Better Worker​

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April 23 2014 9:36 AM

Work Suffering? Get a Hobby!

Free time creativity leads to office productivity. 

Do you want to be better during work hours? Concentrate on your free time creativity. A new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology indicates that dedicating time to a hobby–be it crocheting or model building–can dramatically increase professional productivity.

Paca Thomas is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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