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?
Do you like to start your day off without a nice, warm cup(s) of coffee or grande latte each morning? There are many controversies regarding caffeine and its risks and benefits. In this post I turned to the literature to provide an evidence-based understanding of caffeine’s effects on mental health. Coffee is a highly consumed beverage and due to it’s mildly addictive properties, it is hard to resist! Caffeine is the most popular and widely available drug in the world, thus it is an important topic to discuss.
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.
Work-life balance is a top of mind phenomenon these days. How do we improve our work-life balance? Is there such a thing? Work is a part of life, right? But we all know how challenging it can be to balance the demand of life with the demands of our workplace. Yes, these are all demands in our life, and yes, you may have guessed where we were going with this, these demands, whether from work or home, take a toll on our mental health.
From last weeks post on self-assessments, we learned the importance of checking-in with yourself and some strategies to do so. So, where do we go from there? Once you identify the areas you would like to improve, try to set small goals for yourself. Here are 5 simple strategies you can use to improving your work-life balance: