Most companies agree that people are their most valuable assets. What they fail to realize is that for today’s workers, salaries are more of a threshold than a scorecard. In fact, there are many more effective ways to keep your talent happy and engaged.
We all face internal and external pressures to overwork. But to be fulfilled in your life and career, you need to push back against those forces. First, understand that overwork is not necessary for professional success; if you find yourself triggered by others who believe it is, remind yourself of the truth with positive self-talk.
Self-kindness, recognition of our humanity, and mindfulness give us the strength to thrive. An explosion of research into self-compassion over the last decade has shown its benefits for well-being.
Do you ever feel like your work schedule is unmanageable? Does your boss ask you to fly across the country on a moment’s notice? Do you say “yes” to every new project that comes along? If this sounds like you, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed and out of control.