Having the same routine every single day for months to years can make you feel like you are stuck in a rut. Do you ever feel like you have no excitement or pleasure in your life? Are you overwhelmed with the amount of work that you have? Do you come home from a long work day only to sit in front of your TV or your laptop until bedtime? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are may need to spice up your life with some new and exciting activities. You have probably heard the phrase “work life balance” being thrown around in the media and the importance of maintaining a work life balance. How do you achieve a work life balance if you do not have many activities outside of work?
Life is stressful. Although some stress is not a bad thing, experiencing too much stress can be damaging to your health. What are some ways you de-stress? Have you ever considered aromatherapy? Scientific evidence supports the use of aromatherapy as a "de-stressor" that can help your body experience lower levels of stress.
Waking up every morning to go to work is difficult for many of us, and not being a morning person doesn’t help either. Getting up everyday for a job you don’t like is even harder.
According to a survey carried out by Capital One, the majority of Canadians, some 69%, are very satisfied with their current place of employment and do not plan on leaving anytime soon (Wright, 2014). This number is quite high and reflects well on Canadian workplaces. That is not to say that all of the remaining 31% absolutely hate their job and want to quit immediately. However, there may be a small (but nonetheless important) percentage of employees out there who are experiencing extremely low job satisfaction and are thinking about leaving their job or career as a solution to their current dissatisfaction.
What are we actually giving up when we devote so much of our time to being glued to our phones? I made a decision to limit my social media use for a week for #PutPhoneDown and find out what other things I was missing out on.
Do you feel happy at your job? Do you enjoy the work that you are doing? According to a recent study, most people do!
Being overworked, feeling burnt out, and experiencing workplace happiness at the same time seem like concepts that don’t go together, but according to this recent study, they go hand in hand. But how?