You may think that you’re productive because you eat at your desk and skip breaks. But you would be wrong. Evidence suggests that work breaks add to your productivity. A work break clears your mind, stimulates creativity, reduces stress, and lowers your risk of physical ailments.
Setting work boundaries may be a difficult thing to do because we are so worried about what others may think. However, once we set them we gain peace of mind and start to work on important things versus trivial things. To set boundaries, listen to your gut to determine what you are comfortable with. Then create and communicate your limits…and stick to them.
The fact that we have a description for the way many people feel on Mondays–the Monday blues–is an indication that numerous people have these feelings. Here are six ways to battle the Monday blues. But bear in mind, if the Monday blues are chronic it might be an indication of a deeper emotional distress related to your job.
Numerous studies show that stress in the workplace is the major source of stress for American adults. So what are the main workplace stressors that you can look out for? And once you identify them, what can you do in order to reduce these stressors?
Does your company have a positive culture or a toxic culture? If it was not mindfully groomed to be positive, it is left to chance how the culture will develop. Even though the majority of organizations are neither fully positive or fully toxic, here are four indicators of health and four indicators of toxicity from which to judge and compare your company’s culture.