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All work and no play makes Jack a stressed boy

January 26, 2015

ShiningFrozenJackYeah, today’s post title is a nod to “the Shining.” I hear we’re getting a “Bliznado” tonight and all day tomorrow. While I’m a little concerned about losing power, freezing pipes, and whether sharks will be involved, I’m not stressing about Snowpocalypse’s impact on my work. I’m pretty confident Kronos will close our Massachusetts campuses tomorrow for the well-being of employees, and many of us can work from home, anyway, so I’ll be chill. Uh, I mean relaxed, not cold. Well, unless I get lost snow-blowing in the maze of my driveway…

Stress-Pie-Chart-259x300Anyway, workplace stress is not really a joking matter. An article in Forbes today pegs annual healthcare costs related to workplace stress at $190B. I wasn’t aware there’s an American Institute of Stress, but there is, and their attached graphic shows what’s what in the workforce stress pie. With “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard” number 2 on the list of 5 Things People Regret Most On Their Deathbed, how do we deal? Here are some excellent Tips to Reduce and Manage Job and Workplace Stress, but the article doesn’t mention meditation. With growing evidence that the practice can actually change our brains for the better, why not give meditation a try?

Of course, working for an organization that respects a good work-life balance is something to consider while you’re not meditating. “Work Inspired” is what we call it here at Kronos, and with almost 180 open positions, shouldn’t you at least take a look? It could be time well spent tomorrow while you survive Stormageddon.

Stay safe, everyone.

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