At the end of the day —after we step away from our computers and shut off email and chat notifications — most of us want the same thing. We want our managers to respect the work we do, our ability to do it in the time allowed, and our lives outside of work. As much as we may love and believe in what we do, we all have personal lives, and it’s important to be present with our friends and family (or even our couch) outside of work hours.
Setting work-life boundaries is a fantastic way to ask for respect and show it to your team. When you all trust one another to get your work done, you can enjoy downtime after you clock out. Healthy boundaries lead to a happier, healthier, and more productive workplace for everyone.
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Bedtime routines are not just for the kids. Numerous studies and even personal experiences have shown both bedtime rituals and routines are beneficial to adults as well. Consistent poor sleep is shown to decrease overall health and result in an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule is vital to experiencing quality sleep and staying healthy.
Taking the time to relax before bed helps you get into the mindset that it is time to sleep and will lead to better sleep overall. Keeping a routine is psychological-the cues from your bedtime routine actions will help you get the sleep you need. Getting the sleep you need will allow you to be more productive during the day. If you want to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start marking off items on your to-do list, here are a few bedtime routines that will help you sleep and give you more productive days.
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What is mindfulness? In short, this is a technique that helps us to stay aware of everything that is happening around us. Using this technique, we can focus on the present moment without unnecessary emotions, attachment, or judgment.
Mindfulness can help you control your emotions and reduce stress or anxiety. Wondering how it works? It’s simple. The more you focus on the present situation, the easier it is to make decisions that work best for you.
To give you more information about mindfulness, here is a comprehensive infographic where you will learn about the benefits of mindfulness and find out how mindfulness can impact your academic performance including six mindfulness techniques to boost your concentration.
Use these tips and don’t forget to share the infographic with your friends!
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The arrival of COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways, especially how and where we work. Back in 2019, the idea of working from home was a fantasy that many of us wanted but few ever obtained, but the pandemic has forced many companies to transition to a remote workforce to follow social distancing guidelines and keep their businesses open.
One of the great things about big businesses is their knack for doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint by using renewable energy resources and eliminating waste. You can continue this tradition at home by creating an eco-friendly remote office that will pair productivity with smart choices to help our environment thrive. Let’s look at how we can do just that.
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Whether you hang onto items too long yourself or are a self-proclaimed neat freak, on some level we all have a relationship with clutter. Our captivation with the concept has even spun out a few franchises. Thanks to TLC’s “Hoarders,” the Marie Kondo craze, and “The Home Edit” frenzy, there’s no shortage of resources for how to tidy up our physical surroundings.
But what about where we spend a great deal of our days — on our devices and in cyberspace? On average, adults will spend anywhere from 34 years to 44 years of their life staring at screens. And much of that time, we’ll be ignoring our digital clutter. After all, you can’t actually trip over hundreds of unread emails, thousands of blurry photos, and maybe even all those “The Home Edit” episodes downloaded on your devices. In fact, digital hoarding, meaning letting our digital content pile up, can have negative consequences on our wellbeing, on our cybersecurity, and on the environment.
All this to say, it’s time to look inward — in your inbox, cloud storage, desktop, phones, etc. — and ask yourself, “Am I a digital hoarder?” Consider the following points and also tips to declutter your digital life for the better.
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