Are you busy? Then you are not alone. The “busy bug” has bitten millions of Americans. But why is this so? In a research published in Harvard Business Review, people think those who have their calendars full belong to a high status.
They possess capital characteristics such as ambition and hard work that make them in demand in the industry. People also perceive the busy workers as more likely to succeed and earn a higher income. Ergo, they could be wealthy.
Everybody knows, though, busyness can be overwhelming. When responsibilities overwhelm a person, it then results in serious stress and eventually premature death.
In a working paper by both Stanford and Harvard Business Schools in 2015, work-related stress increases the risk of hypertension, poor mental health, and cardiovascular disorders. It may then be responsible for over 100,000 deaths each year, making it deadlier than diabetes.
Organize Events in the Office
AVS Metro, one of the leading specialists in entertainment solutions in Maryland and Washington, provides some sensible tips on how to do that. You can hold concerts, recitals or whatever it is you or your officemates find entertaining and get a break from the usual routine in the office.
Make the Home a Sanctuary
The easiest way to reduce work-related stress is to provide more time for leisure on your schedule, but kicking the habit of busyness takes a much longer time. The quickest method, therefore, is to make your home a place to relax and unwind.
One is to maximize the use of the living room, the part of the house where you watch TV. Television watching is a constant source of argument – is it good or bad for the health? As long as it does not turn into an addiction, it may be surprisingly health for both mind and body.
You can also set up interconnected sound systems around the house so you can soak yourself in a nice warm bath while listening to calming, soothing music.
It may be cliché, but it is always best to work to live than the other way around. Take time to pause, even for a short while, should you want to be here long enough to enjoy the fruits of your labor.