Are you dreading to go to work in the morning? Are you experiencing burnout? If so, you may be in need of a vacation from work! Studies have shown that vacations from work can reduce strain levels and absenteeism rates!
Taking a lunch break throughout the workday is important for staying productive and energized. We recently read this article from Signal Toronto outlining the lack of lunch spots for the public at our very own Toronto City Hall! As a public space and venue for setting an example for other organizations in the city, we were disappointed to hear that the best place at City Hall to eat lunch is a car in the parking lot!
You may have seen some headlines this week about Spain's Prime Minister proposing to end the country's famous "siesta" - a country-wide nap in the middle of the workday. You may react with strong feelings of jealousy here - a group nap at work? Sounds pretty good to me. Why would anyone want to change that? You may scoff thinking about the lost productivity hours and time wasted by taking a long break every afternoon.