Avoid After-Hours Job Creep
Work-life balance is critical to health and well-being. A recent study showed that unwinding after work and stepping away from work activities helped participants return their bodies to “pre-strain” and “pre-stress” levels. They also experienced better sleep and improved productivity. Employees who check their phones, read and/or respond to their emails, and involve themselves with work activities while off work have lower performance quality at work and start work the next day in a “suboptimal” state. You may not be able to detach from your job easily, but be more mindful of the need for doing so.
The Life-Work Connections Employee Assistance Program is brought to you by Well-U, helping eligible individuals to assess issues, and provide short-term counseling and referrals.
Keith Stein |