Americans are known for their work ethic. My career took off immediately after my college graduation in 2007. Jobs were scarce. The economy suffered a significant set back resulting from the melt down of the subprime mortgage market emanating into the global financial crisis (GFC). I was lucky enough to snag an entry-level position in NYC. Vacation-time was the last thing on my mind. Fast forward 10 years later, I have several years of experience under my belt and garnered a few tricks on how to maintain a work/life balance. Try these simple tips to avoid burnout syndrome.
It’s difficult to find time for the gym when you work 8-12 hours a day. The thought of jumping on an elliptical can be intimidating after sitting in the office for several hours. I spoke with Lynette Pettinicchi, Principal of Lynette Nicole PR, who is also a Pilates instructor, “On Wednesdays my firm has ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ where we all stop working and do something heathy together for team bonding and to relax a little mid-week. Scheduling workouts with friends allows me to get my sweat on and catch up, teaching Pilates allows me to disconnect from technology and focus on helping others (while improving my public speaking skills!) and writing for my personal blog gets all of my thoughts down.”
In 2017, the age of the digital world, advancements in technology can help tremendously in the workplace. I spoke with fellow entrepreneur Ola Danilina, Founder & CEO of PMBC Group, on how technology has helped her business, “I am a firm believer in work-life balance, and although it can be tempting to work 24/7 – especially as a business owner – I do not want my team working crazy hours, as we all know that leads to burnout, and I feel it is essential that I lead by example. One thing that works very well for my team is using Timyo as our email solution. All emails sent with Timyo show the recipient exactly what is needed from them – whether that is to simply read the email, reply or complete another action – and when, which helps avoid unnecessary after-hours communication.”
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