According to a new study conducted by researchers at Stanford and Harvard, workplace stress is just as dangerous to your health as secondhand smoke.
As Geoffrey James writes in this article published on inc.com, long hours are killing us. “Working more than 40 hours a week only creates the impression that more is getting done, when in fact burned out people make bad decisions that require costly do-overs.”
Now that is food for thought!
food for thought = Stoff zum Nachdenken
Buddha said, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
It’s so true, isn’t it? Yet, how often do we lose our temper when we’re frustrated? If you find that you often get impatient and can’t always control your feelings, you might like to learn some strategies on how to stay calm. Read tinybuddha.com’s article – and see stress melt away! 😉
Do you listen to music at work? If others find it distracting, you could always wear headphones, I suppose. Dr. Sood, a specialist in stress and resiliency, claims that music can make us “happier and more present and focused”. Fifteen to thirty minutes are enough to help you regain your concentration. You could give it a try after lunch!
You can read the article here
(link to: www.fastcompany.com).
Watch this nice little slideshow by Erica Brooks to get some ideas on how to relieve stress and lift your spirits. You want to know what I do? I go out for a long walk, dance in the living room or cook. And you?