12 apps that can help you find a better work-life balance
Need to find a better work-life balance? Here are 12 apps to help you.
American workers are among the most stressed in the world. Today, the workplace is the fifth leading cause of death in the US, and a study by the American Psychological Association showed that most people consider work their number one source of stress.
Culturally, Americans have some work to do when it comes to work.
Businesses and individuals alike are beginning to recognize how important work-life balance is to productivity, mental health, happiness and society as a whole. But as we wait for company policy to catch up with those conversations, there are steps we can take as individuals to bring more balance to our lives.
Here are some tips for establishing balance in your day-to-day:
- Manage your time better – Eliminating time leaks, and working more efficiently can improve productivity and keep your job responsibilities from overflowing into your personal time.
- Recharge your mind by taking breaks – Productivity actually improves when workers take lunch breaks and micro breaks throughout the day. Plus, resting during the day will give your brain a chance to think about things other than work.
- Unplug and set boundaries – Setting boundaries for yourself, as well as for your employer, coworkers and clients, is an important element of work-life balance. Turn off notifications after hours and try our hardest to leave work at work.
- Practice mindfulness to improve focus – Make sure you are physically and mentally in the same place by practicing mindfulness. When you’re at work, be at work. When you’re at home, be present there, too.
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