With Minda Zetlin
Minda Zetlin is the author of Career Self-Care: Simple Ways to Increase Your Happiness, Success, and Fulfillment at Work. Her articles, books, and workshops offer research-backed advice to help people get the most out of their careers and their lives. She writes the highly popular Laid-Back Leader column at Inc.com and is a regular contributor to Insider and CNBC.com.
In this series, Zetlin guides us in making every workday better, being more creative, and having better relationships through basic self-care practices elf-care practices like saying "no", working less, mindfulness, meditation breaks, breathing exercises, and power journaling.
Times when no is almost certainly the right answer.
Bragging about how little sleep you get has fallen out of fashion, which is a good thing.
Setting appropriate expectations for your energy levels and brain activity.
Taking our minds off work helps create new brain connections that help spark new ideas and innovation
Working long hours and overloading yourself is bad for your relationships with your colleagues, your boss, and anyone who reports to you.
Overworking on our jobs distorts our judgment about how important those jobs are.