Self-care can mean making sure you take regular breaks.

Taking care of yourself matters — both for your well-being and your productivity. Learn why, and how, self-care can help you manage stress.

 

Did you know?

An estimated 1 million employees miss work each day because of stress, according to the American Institute of Stress

What You Can Do

At the end of each work day, make a to-do list and take stock of what you want to accomplish the following day. Concluding your afternoon with a plan in mind can help  you feel refreshed — rather than overwhelmed — when you wake up the next morning.

 

Did you know?

More than half of Americans feel stressed during at least 60 percent of the work week — and more than 70 percent would rate their stress levels at three out of five or higher, according to a survey by Paychex, a human resources provider.

 

What You Can Do

 

Meditation and exercise are both shown to reduce stress and anxiety, sharpen memory, and enhance self-awareness and confidence. Whether you take 10 minutes in the morning or an hour in the evening, it’s time well spent.

 

Did you know?

 

The average worker is productive for just 2 hours and 53 minutes in an 8-hour day, according to a study by savings company Vouchercloud.

 

What You Can Do

 

Set boundaries so it’s clear when you should be working… and when you shouldn’t be. Allow yourself some real time off to disconnect, relax, and reset so that when you do want to focus on work, you have the mental space to do so.