Above the Fold

by Julius Kensan
17th March 2014
Here's a slick recommendation to boost work productivity while spending less time away from the desk.

It is still pretty much a wonder on what an act of paper folding can yield. Just imagine the time it took in perfecting a beautiful but painstakingly complicated swan using only a piece of paper. The alluring appeal about origami is that using simple steps to fold flat, two-dimensional papers could produce a variety of aerial creatures, aquatics animals and land dwelling beasts.

What is overlooked though, is the effect it delivers to the mind. Rather than taking numerous coffee/cigarette breaks on regular intervals, why not try your hands on “origami break”? This inexpensive habit not only helps to reduce the time spent away from desk but also aids one to focus better.

If the end product is too precious to be thrown away, assimilate it into working space as decoration – a beautiful fix to an otherwise dull looking workspace. It also makes a rather amusing, not to mention lovable, weightless paperweight.

The most famous design to have come out from Origami is the Japanese Crane. Legend has it that anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes will have their wish granted. True or not, this should serve as a good motivation to start this rewarding habit or to simply keep it going.