Often, we feel harried as we sprint through our days, barley keeping up with all we need to get done at work and home. A large part is that we are attached to our devices. We think that responding to every communication is improving our productivity, keeping us updated and connected. Not so. They suck the life and “focusing ability” out of us. Why?
Individuals and companies who have taken e-mail breaks have measured reduced stress and increased productivity. Volkswagen, for example, has programmed their company cell phones to switch off from 6pm to 7am for non-managers so that they are less tired the next day at work. Productivity has increased. Shell Oil “locks” its computer systems several times a day to support employee well-being. Their computer screens go blank and they cannot do anything on them so are prompted to step away and take a break. Positive health outcomes have risen. Not to mention employee engagement and retention.
Take better control of how you invest your time. Four simple steps you can take include:
Join us for a day of Clarity: Doing What Matters Most on October 24. It is a device-free day from 10am-3pm to boost relaxation, priority keeping, and productivity with less stress both at work and home. $169. Lunch included. The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX will be our beautiful setting.
For more details: Clarity: Doing What Matters Most
Sheila Armitage helps individuals and organizations adopt everyday resilience practices that boost work, home, and health.