Hyper work is a new term that is coming out recently due to the changes took place during the recent years when workers recognized the importance of self-care, mental health, and enjoying life. Some workers are back to the offices and do not mind to spend all the working hours at the office away from the home. Meanwhile, the other half of the workers are looking for a balanced life style, where they would have the freedom to work remotely (whatever that remotely means to them). Some of these workers are willing to quit their jobs even if they are making 6 figures salary. They just prefer to have a better mental health, and enjoy life more with less stress.
All these changes, in addition to the explosion of the technology (including social media platforms) that created other income streams; require a new working environment and protocol for working, and seek different setting for different types of jobs.
I believe we need to look at the type of the job, keep improving the work environment including the schedule flexibility, the skills of the workers and consider to adapt a completely new approach to the carrier and job market.
Is this period about the job revolution? Could be. However, we do need more research, more experts and more leaders who care about evolving both human beings and economic system.
Just getting more sleep might not improve productivity and well-being, a new study finds https://flip.it/whhz09
In attached article, the author reported a study took place in idea in the homes of the participants (not in the lab) where they found that another extra half an hour of sleep doesn’t improve the productivity or the cognitive skills of the participants.
The researchers, however, advices that the daily Day nap would increase the productivity and the cognitive skills. In addition to the quality of sleeping itself.
Our brain is not limited to the one that is located in our skull only. To make a decision, to solve a problem, or to create new ideas; needs more than sitting quietly in a closed room and running our thoughts.
We, as educators and researchers, dependent on social and peer learning in teaching, which this article highlights as a tool to expand our brain. In the same vien, moving around, connect with the nature would also expand our brain. Such approach allies with my usual advice to find a solution for complicated problems: get the main points of the problem and go for a long walk, then start to work on the solution.
The article also stated that the brain and the body are so much related and can’t be separated, aren’t we always say that: the good brain needs a good body?
It is an interesting article that opens many channels for us to thrive. Don’t you think so?
Your brain has limits. Here are some simple ways to extend your mind, according to science
If you are suffering from the overload work and responsibilities, then you need to take care of yourself and set some boundaries and start to say No.
This is basically the advice you are given if you complain about your mental, emotional and even physical health, while you are running around to please everyone around you and neglecting yourself.
Take care of yourself… But how? Especially if you are a woman with a family and business to take care of.
So setting up boundaries and saying No, is the most repeated advice for taking care of yourself. From my point of view, I found it hard to say No. But it never came to my mind what this attached article highlights. It stresses the difference between askers and Guessers. It basically advices that we should distinguish between the asker (who is asking but does not expect a yes answer), and a Guesser (who expects a YES answer).
Does this makes it easier to say NO? Well it does help me out though.