Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

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Should schools take on the four-day workweek too?

If you follow The Optimist Daily, you’ll notice that there’s been growing interest in the benefits of shortening our workweeks from the conventional five days to four—so why shouldn’t school children adopt it, too? The Forest Gate community school in Newham, London already has three Read More...

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Experiencing burnout? Use these tips to bounce back

With the chaotic rhythms that today’s society dances to, chances are you’ve heard of burnout, and you may have even experienced it. This unfortunate condition is caused by chronic work stress and is usually related to the lack of energy one has towards a daily job or activity.  Burnout is Read More...

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4 signs you need to say NO from time to time

Saying “no” to a request is understandably difficult. Professionally or personally, we either want to help, accommodate a friend, or fear we may upset someone we care about. That’s why we can be inclined to say yes to those we're close to. If your schedule is already filled with work, Read More...

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Is your excuse for skipping the gym valid? Find out here

As we all know, exercise is vital for managing stress, attaining good sleep, and living a healthy life in general. But when should you push yourself the hardest, and when should you take a break? Which excuses to skip a workout are valid, and which aren’t? To answer this question, the people Read More...

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3 Strategies to dodge remote work burnout

The pandemic has forced many of us to adjust to working remotely, which has its benefits, but also comes with its unique obstacles. One of the most obvious is the lack of physical delineation between personal and professional life, which hinders workers from effectively separating themselves Read More...

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3 Kinds of non-work-related burnout (and how to address them)

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified occupational burnout as a very real issue for the modern workplace, going as far as including it in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). In their report, the WHO defined the main symptoms of burnout as Read More...

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Company-wide vacations might just cure burnout

We have been trudging against the compounding stress and exhaustion of nearly 18 months of living through this pandemic, and the overarching result is the condition of collective burnout. Parents with school-aged children at home have been completely drained by trying to balance full-time jobs, Read More...

4 Tips to help remote workers

4 Tips to help remote workers find a work-tech balance

The pandemic might appear to be ending, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be saying goodbye to a lot of the mainstays of pandemic life. One of the lasting changes will be remote work, with many companies choosing to make remote work arrangements permanent or to start functioning on a hybrid work plan Read More...

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Three strategies to work from home without burning out

This year, for obvious reasons, we have seen a significant shift from working in the office to working from home. For many of us fortunate enough to have maintained employment throughout the pandemic, this means that the lines that separate work from leisure time have become increasingly Read More...

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Why should you take vacation time, even during the pandemic

With travel restrictions in place, fewer Americans than ever are taking paid time off (PTO). But just because we can’t travel doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take vacation time during the pandemic. At least, that’s the opinion of Rhiannon Staples, chief marketing officer of the people management Read More...