sleep

Spanish Siestas & Mental Health

Spanish Siestas & Mental Health

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.  

Catch some ZZz's: Well rested employees are productive employees

Catch some ZZz's: Well rested employees are productive employees

Are you experiencing any of the following? 

  • Exhaustion
  • Impulsivity
  • Forgetfulness
  • Trouble making decisions
  • Slower reaction time
  • Trouble concentrating

 If yes, you may be experiencing sleep-deprivation and its time to take a nap!

Strategies to improve your work-life balance

Strategies to improve your work-life balance

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: