Mental Health In The Workplace: Predicted Trends For 2023

Mental Health In The Workplace: Predicted Trends For 2023

As we get into 2023, mental health in the workplace continues to be a major focus. Over the past few years, more employers have realized they need to protect employee’s mental health and wellbeing and make these efforts a part of companies’ attraction and retention programs. Source: Forbes I interviewed registered psychologist Dr. Daniel Selling, CEO of Williamsburg Therapy Group, about mental health trends that will impact the workplace in 2023. Here are three trends to watch: Mental Health Will Be Front And Center. Rates of burnout, anxiety, and depression are at record levels. In addition to pushing employers to offer generous employee benefits packages, companies will also be forced to rethink […]

The Effortless Way to Make Better Decisions and Be More Creative, Backed by Science

The Effortless Way to Make Better Decisions and Be More Creative, Backed by Science

Want to sleep your way to better ideas, judgment, and execution? Research shows that dream is a reality. Source: Inc You probably know that sleep helps you learn faster and improves your memory. For example, imagine you need to remember a pitch or presentation: A 2016 study published in Psychological Science found that people who studied before bed, slept, and then did a quick review the next morning not only spent less time studying, they also increased their long-term retention by 50 percent. (Sleeping on it not only helps your brain file away what you’ve learned, it makes that information easier to access.) But there’s an arguably even better reason to get a good night’s sleep, especially if you’re an entrepreneur. […]

The Worst Exercise Habits That Are Aging You Faster, Trainer Says

The Worst Exercise Habits That Are Aging You Faster, Trainer Says

The Worst Exercise Habits That Are Aging You Faster, Trainer Says Are you doing them in your regular routine? source : Eat This, Not That! | Tim Liu, C.S.C.S. You’ve likely picked up some go-to habits in your workout routine over the years – good and bad. Today, we’re going to address the absolute worst exercise habits you likely didn’t know are aging you faster. This way, if you recognize any of them in your own regimen, you can ditch and fix them ASAP. No matter your age, you should be getting in regular exercise and activity. If you want to age gracefully, strength training is essential to build and maintain lean muscle, and cardio will […]

Why 2022 will demand deeper HR action on Wellbeing

Why 2022 will demand deeper HR action on Wellbeing

If HR leaders had to choose one word to define their focus over the last year, “wellbeing” likely would rank near the top. And, according to several experts, that trend is poised to continue well into 2022. Source: HR Executive.com As news of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant threatens to upend back-to-the-office plans and prolong a pandemic many had hoped would have been behind us by now, employees will continue to need support, says Christine Deputy, chief people officer at Pinterest. “We thought, coming into 2021, that we’d be in a year of recovery and recuperation and getting past what happened in 2020–but we’re seeing now this will be at least a two-year […]

Digital minimalism 101: How to clear out your digital clutter and find focus and calm in 30 days

Digital minimalism 101: How to clear out your digital clutter and find focus and calm in 30 days

“How do you simplify your digital life?” is quickly becoming the question of our generation. Between packed calendars, overflowing inboxes, and the constant pull of social media and news (and Netflix) it can feel like how you spend your time online isn’t really up to you. Source But what if there was a way to use your technology without feeling used by it? The answer is Digital minimalism. Coined by author and computer science professor Cal Newport in his book of the same name, Digital minimalism is a philosophy of technology use based on the understanding that our relationship with our apps, tools, and phones is nuanced and deserves more […]

Getting Added Value From Our Holidays

Getting Added Value From Our Holidays

Holidays whether in good, old sunny Greece or anywhere else give us a tremendous opportunity to challenge our routine. That’s why they are called ‘διακοπές’ cause we break away from our usual habits. We often attach a great deal of importance to them by anticipating those few days per year that we can recharge, disconnect from work and reconnect with ourselves and nature.   But what if we could learn more through them and carry some meaningful changes with us, coming back to our routine? What if we could reassess our daily life and  spread some of the lessons learned throughout the entire year? Afterall, we feel truly alive by […]

How Couples Can Find Balance While Working from Home

How Couples Can Find Balance While Working from Home

Couples working from home during the pandemic face the challenge of balancing work and domestic responsibilities in a way that’s fair, and so far the ongoing crisis has largely reinforced existing gender gaps in the home. The first step to reaching an equitable arrangement is to understand the sources of conflict. Then, couples can employ negotiation strategies often used in professional settings to improve cooperation, identify unmet needs, and get them met. Taking the time to develop a work-from-home strategy can help strengthen couples’ relationships now and after the pandemic.   Source The stress of the Covid-19 pandemic has created a volatile situation inside many homes, damaging even strong partnerships, […]

Take control of your job satisfaction

Take control of your job satisfaction

True job satisfaction is tricky to find and even trickier to maintain, yet it’s essential to our well-being in and out of the workplace. Think about it, most of us spend the majority of our time at work, so feeling fulfilled in what we do every day will hugely affect our quality of life, not to mention our day-to-day productivity, performance and career success. Source So, stop and reflect for a second. How satisfied are you in your day-to-day role? Are you just going through the motions, feeling disconnected from what you do, and the reason you do it? If so, then you need to take matters into your own […]