The Great American Burnout is just getting started

The Great American Burnout is just getting started

Ariane Ollier-Malaterre answered my call from Canada. “It’s a holiday here today,” she told me: The National Holiday of Quebec. She had the day off from teaching at the University of Quebec in Montreal’s School of Management. Source Never mind that Ollier-Malaterre studies the future of work, focusing specifically on how people set boundaries between their personal and professional lives. She was excited to share some of her research findings, and getting on a 30-minute call from home seemed easy enough. This blurring of boundaries is a trap Ollier-Malaterre knows that others will fall into as well. She is especially worried now that many people are returning to the office […]

A day off work and ‘Zoom-free Fridays’ aren’t going to cut it. Here’s how to really tackle burnout.

A day off work and ‘Zoom-free Fridays’ aren’t going to cut it. Here’s how to really tackle burnout.

On Monday, Citigroup’s CEO, Jane Fraser, sent a memo outlining new perks meant to curb burnout. The proposed benefits may help in the short term, but they don’t address the root causes of burnout. Employers need to get serious about overworking, mismanagement, and pay inequality, experts said. Source On Monday, Jane Fraser, Citigroup’s CEO, sent a memo telling staff that the bank would be eliminating Zoom meetings on Fridays and adding May 28 as a mental-health holiday. It was an attempt to curb skyrocketing burnout rates on Wall Street, especially among junior bankers, who, in some cases, are working upwards of 98 hours a week. In addition to these benefits, Citigroup also added an extra […]

6 best Android parental control apps and other methods

6 best Android parental control apps and other methods

Parental control is a lot different now than it once was, but here’s how you can stay ahead. Source Parental controls on phones evolved a lot over the years. Back in the day, devices had kid modes that turned off the UI basically entirely, trapping the child in a specific app. Unfortunately, kid mode is easy to work around and it doesn’t work really well. There are better alternatives out there anyway. These new options give your children more freedom to do what they want while still keeping you in control. Here are the best parental control apps for Android and some other methods in case you need further control. […]

How Long It Takes to Start Enjoying Exercise, According to Reddit

How Long It Takes to Start Enjoying Exercise, According to Reddit

“Once you start to see the results of your hard work, you become hooked.” Source Exercise isn’t always fun, and if you’re doing it to benefit your health or to support a weight-loss goal, it may feel like an awful chore. “People who enjoy exercise, when and how did you start to like it?” Here are some of the answers. If often takes a few months to start enjoying exercise Among people who named a specific period of time, 2-4 months seemed to be a common answer. Some pinpoints 80 days: I’ve exercised for 100 days straight now – 15 minutes of quick walking up steps + walking and yoga. It took […]

Calming Tools & Techniques that Hold Up Even During COVID Times

Calming Tools & Techniques that Hold Up Even During COVID Times

As we all navigate shifting responsibilities and uncertain futures, coronavirus-related anxiety is climbing around the globe. Needless to say, as important as it is to stay on top of our physical health right now, checking in with our mental health is also essential. The following stress-reducing tools have long been tried-and-trues at mbg, and we’re more grateful for them now than ever before: Source: MBG Health 1. Meditation You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: Meditation is a proven way to reduce anxiety and increase overall feelings of well-being. There are so many ways to start a meditation practice, so don’t be discouraged if you haven’t been able to stick with one […]

Calming Tools & Techniques that Hold Up Even During COVID Times

Calming Tools & Techniques that Hold Up Even During COVID Times

As we all navigate shifting responsibilities and uncertain futures, coronavirus-related anxiety is climbing around the globe. Needless to say, as important as it is to stay on top of our physical health right now, checking in with our mental health is also essential. The following stress-reducing tools have long been tried-and-trues at mbg, and we’re more grateful for them now than ever before: Source: MBG Health 1. Meditation You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: Meditation is a proven way to reduce anxiety and increase overall feelings of well-being. There are so many ways to start a meditation practice, so don’t be discouraged if you haven’t been able to stick with one […]

Remote Employees Face a Greater Risk of Burnout?

Remote Employees Face a Greater Risk of Burnout?

Zillow founder Rich Barton offers advice for helping work-from-home teams maintain work-life balance. Employees working from home are likelier to suffer burnout than they were when they worked in the office. This is why you should watch for burnout signs in your remote team, and take action to help them avoid burning out before it happens. Source: Inc. That advice comes from Rich Barton, founder of Zillow, Expedia, and Glassdoor. Barton took part in a recent GeekWire virtual event where he talked about the burnout dangers Zillow’s more than 5,000 employees face while working remotely. Barton tweeted in late April, My personal opinions about WFH have been turned upside down over the past two months. In the same tweet, he […]

9 Tips for Eating Healthy When You’re Working From Home

9 Tips for Eating Healthy When You’re Working From Home

You’re on a conference call and somehow wandered into the kitchen. Next thing you know you’re eating crackers and dry cereal out of the box. Or maybe you got so caught up in a project that you suddenly realize you haven’t eaten a thing all day. Or perhaps the “I’ll just have a handful of chips as I work” mentality turned into accidently eating the entire bag. Source Keeping your nutrition in check can be tough when your home is your office. You feel comfortable and there’s plenty of food available. And unlike in the office, you’re free to graze all day and the fridge is all yours. But this […]

How to Stay Healthy While Working From Home

How to Stay Healthy While Working From Home

Creating a healthy work-life balance is hard enough when you work in an office all day, but it can be just as hard when work and life are happening in the same space. Find out how you can avoid the pitfalls and maximize the benefits of working from home.   Source The Benefits — and Challenges — of Working From Home There are undeniable benefits to working from home: the freedom and flexibility of working in familiar surroundings, no co-workers to distract you, being able to wear what you want, time with your pets and/or kids, and the opportunity to knock out some chores, according to Dr. Josh Klapow, clinical psychologist. […]

Five Indoor Wellness Tips – Infographic

Five Indoor Wellness Tips – Infographic

We gathered for you a small collection of Indoor Wellness Tips that can improve your mood and physical health. They are all practical, meaningful, from reliable sources and easy to do. Most important, we use them on a daily basis ourselves 🙂 Hope you find them useful.