You work hard but you don’t want to get burned out. You are doing some things outside the work day to improve your well-being – like getting your sleep, exercising, and watching your diet. But what can you do while you are at work to improve your well-being? A recent article in Harvard Business Review provides six, science-based suggestions for improving your well-being … [Read more...] about Improve Your Well-Being at Work
You have heard great health reasons for exercising regularly; for example: *Protects against many chronic diseases *Aids in weight management *Lowers blood pressure *Improves heart function But wait, there’s more! New research recently reported in Harvard Business Review now shows that daily exercise improves your next day work performance. Daily exercise … [Read more...] about Exercise Improves Your Work Performance
If you work long enough, you will have to deal with a difficult boss at some point. Some people say “Wait them out until they get promoted or fired,” but that strategy does not always work. Here is a summary of some good ideas based on a blog by MaryAnn Kerr. I don’t need these now, but I will remember them for the future! 1. Don’t Take it Personally! A difficult boss … [Read more...] about Dealing with Your Difficult Boss
Recent research shows that taking regular, strategic breaks during your workday can improve performance. Rather than charging forward all day long, trying to stay in front of your computer as long as possible, taking some time away can actually be more productive. But your breaks need to be strategic. According to new research published in Harvard Business Review, here … [Read more...] about Strategic Daily Breaks for Improved Performance
Are you exhausted with no energy to do good work? Are you cynical with negative attitudes toward projects? If so, you might be burned out. What is burnout anyway? There are different definitions of burnout, and here is one recently suggested in an article in Harvard Business Review. Check out this quick assessment to see if you might be headed toward … [Read more...] about Quick Assessment: Are You Burned Out?