Mark Twain once said: "I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened."
Worry, worry, worry! Sometimes it seems like that's all we do, at work, at home, even at play! The world we live in moves at a hectic pace, one that is breath-taking in its perpetual intensity. It's easy to get consumed by the hustle and bustle of life's demands.
Because of this, every now and again it's healthy (certainly in a mental and emotional sense, but probably in a physical sense as well) to take a step back and get a dose or two of perspective. To rest and recharge. To look at the bigger picture, and analyze our place in it.
Taking a Break
A temporary period of self-induced slowness can often result in profound insights. A break from the normal can heal mind, body and spirit. There are benefits to the company too: one study found that workers who put in more than 48 hours per week often soldier on with greatly reduced productivity. This does no one any good: neither the company nor the employee.
Solutions for Relaxing
What's the solution? There are several options you could consider. One favorite corporate strategy to provide a little rest and recharge to employees is offering a periodic retreat, where team members can relax, reflect, and rejuvenate themselves.
As part of that retreat, many companies bring in life and health experts to speak on various subjects. During their speaking sessions, they can provide employees with insights on life-work balance, and strategies to cope with stress. Such speakers can provide a much-needed boost to weary workers.
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Many companies have used Preferred Speakers to ensure that their corporate retreats are not just run of the mill getaways, but are motivational, inspiring events. If you'd like to learn more about how we can help you select the perfect speaker for your next event, reach out to us today.