Relax! It’s Only Work

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:30 PM

Spring has officially sprung. Have you stopped to smell the roses? All too often we run at a breakneck pace, not stopping to savor small moments or even catch our breath.

Regular readers of Pendaflex's blog know we are advocates of tools to enhance productivity and doing more with less. But sometimes the best way to be productive is to pass on cramming more work into fewer hours and stop, unplug and tune out for a time.

We've rounded-up a selection of past posts to help you relax and embrace spring's season of renewal. Read on to refresh your productivity.

Work worries keeping you up at night? Or interfering with concentration during the day? Check out our advice in Stress Less: Keeping Work Worries in Check  for tips including time and task-management, to gain perspective on what seems like an overwhelming workload.

Saying yes when you should say no? Read From Superwoman to Balanced Woman for tips on putting the brakes on work-overload and putting work into perspective. Time to retire your cape, Superwoman.

Do you have more work than there are hours in the day? Find coping strategies in Too Many Irons in the Fire? Tips for Coping with Project Overload. 

Keep stress at bay with Easy Desk Stretches.  Gentle stretches throughout the day help prevent the all-too-common neck and back pains that plague desk workers.

Finally, consider checking the weather report and using one of your untapped vacation days to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. A healthy dose of Vitamin D, gleaned during a favorite outdoor activity will have you smiling in no time. Relax! It's only work.

How do you keep work overload in check? What tools help you relax during a grueling workweek? Share your thoughts and don't forget to Spring Free with us this season on our  Facebook page!

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