“We don’t burn out because we work. We burn out because we forget why we work. We lose sight of our goal.” I want to share a short exchange I had with someone online last week. A software developer wrote that line above. It sounds deep. It sounds like he’s getting in touch with his… Read More On Purpose and Burnout
The U.S. government has no rules about paid time off for the private sector, employers are stingy with it, and employees don’t take it.… Read More Americans Suck at Time Off
Is having an unlimited vacation policy good for workers? A 2015 study from Lund University says yes (Arevalo and De Jong, 2015). The research shows that employees feel more satisfied and productive at work when allowed to take as much paid time off (PTO) as they need. This particular research relied on self-reported, subjective data.… Read More Unlimited Vacation Linked to Better Results at Work
Taking time off allows people to refresh and rejuvenate their personal productivity. But what’s the best strategy for how often and how long to leave the office?… Read More Is One Long Vacation Better Than Many Short Ones?
Advocates of work-life balance say to let go of our jobs when we’re not in the office. Is there any truth to it? Does disengaging from work make our time off better?… Read More Do We Need to Detach From Work During Time Off?
Is world news affecting your ability to get work done? Research points to proven ways to recover from stress to stay productive.… Read More Bad News, Self Care, and How to Stay Productive
What happens when we take time off that allows us to feel renewed and able to work again? … Read More Why and How Time Off Helps
When it comes to managing work-life boundaries, don’t overthink it. Doing so could hurt your productivity. Those of us who care about maintaining a clear work-life balance usually create boundaries for ourselves. How we create and enforce those boundaries, however, and how much we think about them could be counter-productive. Recharge! Not everyone credits work-life… Read More Work-Life Boundaries: Don’t Overthink It
Does the quality of your vacation can affect your productivity? Research says it does, and in some very unexpected ways.… Read More Great Vacations Relieve Burnout, But Not For as Long as Crappy Vacations
Having a shitty weekend hurts your productivity come Monday morning. Two professors, Charlotte Fritz and Sabine Sonnentag, collected surveys from emergency service workers before, during, and after the weekend to try and analyze the effects of what happened over the weekend on their work performance, as well as their health. They looked at three things:… Read More Your Shitty Weekend is Ruining Your Productivity