If you’re like most Americans, the most significant stressor in your life is probably your job. If a long and frantic commute doesn’t spike your anxiety level, being faced with a major crisis as soon as you step foot into your workplace certainly will. Even if you’re lucky enough to be working your dream job, long days and short nights can still exact a punishing toll. And in the current economic climate, turning in consistently high-quality work year after year offers no guarantee of career longevity. Since workplace stress is an unavoidable aspect of life, the trick to finding a work-life balance lies in finding a way to manage the stress in your life.
This Harvard Business Review feature discusses a few different ways to do just that. For one thing, it’s hugely important that when you’re not in the office, you should stay disconnected from the office. That doesn’t mean ignoring calls or emails, it just means picking specific times to check your inbox instead of having push notifications sent your smartphone. Another useful tip is to give yourself a meaningful breaks over the course of the workday. If you spend all day staring at a computer screen, your attention will wander and your productivity will fall. By stopping every hour or so to get up and walk around, you’ll reinvigorate your body and sharpen your focus.
Read the full article here: Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout