The Importance of Disconnecting
Whether your vacation has come and gone, or is still on the horizon, make sure to find ways and time to disconnect from work. Living in such a connected world makes it hard to unplug and resist the urge to check work email.
Of Americans use their smartphones for work during personal downtime
Of workers feel pressure to respond to work emails while on vacation
It’s no surprise that more than half of all workers report experiencing burnout.
When burned out, you’re emotionally exhausted. Disconnecting can help this battle and bring these rewards:
- Reduce stress: always being available leads to emotional and psychological stress. Inability to
disconnect leads to higher fatigue and burnout
- Improve relationships: always being available for work reduces your mental capacity to invest
in important relationships like your spouse, kids, and friends
- Be better at your job: you need a break to reset and refresh. Even evening and weekend breaks
help you come back with new perspectives and motivation.
- Combat unhealthy emotions: competition at work, and the need to constantly be at your best,
can lead to increased feelings of jealousy or anger.
- Find work-life balance: try setting a cut-off time at night, or days of the week. Create time for
yourself and your needs outside of work.
TIPS FOR SELF-CARE EACH DAY
Take breaks. Unwind through yoga, meditation, gardening, music or other hobbies
Connect with the people important in your life (family, friends, church, support networks)
Get physical exercise to lessen fatigue, anxiety and depression
Make healthy food choices
Get enough sleep
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