There are more tools than ever to deal with workplace stress – expanded child care, family friendly benefits like gyms and flexible hours and yet workers are more stressed than ever.
Polls show over 50% of Millennials think anxiety is the major issue that they face and there is evidence that stress is not limited to any one generation.
- Separate work and personal – Digital devices allow workers to remain connected all the time. That’s a big part of the problem. Separate business from personal even if it means owning two separate phones.
- Cut social media – Again, because we have our world at our fingertips, we tend to live impulsively – responding to texts just because we got them or emails to keep our inbox clean or (and this is a big one) constantly check social media which is the number one place to look to cut stress.
- Turn off the phone – Yes, off like in powered down. If you’re unwilling to turn your phone off then no matter how you rationalize it, you’re too connected and that connection invites more stress.
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