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Looking for monthly tips on pertinent WorkLife topics to help you successfully manage life outside of work? Bookmark this page! This month’s feature is:

Staying Motivated

It can be especially difficult to stay focused and motivated as the year ends. Impending project deadlines, implementation of new goals for 2020, and personal year-end celebrations and activities can all compete for your attention and time. The key to being productive is your ability to organize your time, set goals, and know when you need to step back and take a break before professional or personal burnout sets in. Your Carebridge EAP and Work-Life benefit can assist you and your loved ones with these skills.

Improving Your Productivity

The secret to being productive every day is determining your available time, setting goals that best utilize that time, and knowing when you need to step back and take a break before burnout sets in.

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Do You Have Job Burnout?

1. Do you feel run down and drained of physical or emotional energy?

2. Do you find that you are prone to negative thinking about your job?

3. Do you find that you are harder and less sympathetic with people than perhaps they deserve?

4. Do you find yourself getting easily irritated by small problems, or by your coworkers and team?

5. Do you feel misunderstood or unappreciated by your coworkers?

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Points to Ponder

  • Prioritize your tasks daily by the energy required to complete them. Start the day with the more challenging work and finish with tasks that require less physical or mental energy.
  • Schedule mini breaks of five minutes several times each day. If possible, get up and move or at least stand. If you regularly stand, sit down and rest. These breaks will renew your physical and mental energy.
  • Connect with coworkers in a joyful way. Ask about their lives, talk about positive work experience and express appreciation daily.
  • Learn something new each day about your job or your leader’s job. Look for potential growth.