Linked – Can remote work cause depression?

Linked – Can remote work cause depression?

Working from home opens up opportunities to people who can’t, for many reasons, travel to an office every day. It can, however, be lonely at times. Finding the right balance is key. Finding the places where you can still connect with people outside of work is key. You’re no longer spending a third of your day in the same location as your coworkers and connecting by default. Still, you can connect and be more involved in your community because you’re not spending another couple of hours commuting. You can spend more time with your family.

You have to figure out what works and doesn’t work.

Employee Wellness Plans Are Likely Making No Difference
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Employee Wellness Plans Are Likely Making No Difference

o here’s an app, but your manager is still going to expect you to answer emails 24×7, customers will be given your cell phone number to reach you whenever, and you’ll be expected to produce 8 hours of work while also attending 4-5 hours of meetings every day. All while not making enough money to pay for childcare or pay off the loans you took to get the degree that was required to get the job in the first place.

Gee, I wonder why that yoga class isn’t helping.

Shared Links (weekly) Jan 7, 2024

Shared Links (weekly) Jan 7, 2024

Don’t Just Work – Get a Hobby

Don’t Just Work – Get a Hobby

In other words, I’m more than simply a worker. I’m more than a cog in the capitalist system that pays me for my labor. We all are, but we don’t always act like it, and I suspect that Helen is correct in her assumption that part of the reason is that we have prioritized work so far above and beyond the rest of our lives that we don’t have anything else to do.

That’s not a recipe for a healthy and balanced life.