How often do you reply to the question, “How was work”? with the word “busy”? When did that suddenly become the norm?
It’s been a difficult year for most of us and the last few weeks before the festive season is going to be spent wrapping up urgent tasks at work. We have become a nation that is cortisol driven and dopamine starved. Science tells us that cortisol - in small amounts - is a good thing, it keeps us on edge, eager to learn and improve. But we also know that a cortisol driven world leads to anxiety and burnout.
Luckily there is some pushback from the younger generations. Millennials should be praised for the difference they’re making, simply by saying “no” to an unhealthy work-life balance. They’re changing the narrative that one must be busy and stressed all the time in order to be productive.
After all, there are 60 seconds in a minute. That has never changed. The world isn’t moving faster. The world has not become fast-paced and unstoppable, our minds have become fast-paced and unstoppable.
So, if you’re currently feeling stressed, anxious, or simply wish to feel a little calmer, carry on reading for plenty of ways to unwind and relieve stress at work.
Take care of yourself ahead of the holidays, you’ve been through a lot.
Source: entrepreneur.com, thisiscalmer.com, forbes.com, inc.com, roberthalf.com, glassdoor.com, ditchthelabel.org, womanshealthmag.com, snacknation.com, siliconrepublic.com
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