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The psychological costs of distractions

Let’s face it, distractions are everywhere. In today’s always-connected world, diversions are nothing more than a click away. Staying on task can be difficult, but it can be particularly challenging when you are surrounded by constant distraction. Studies have shown that it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task at hand when you… Read More »The psychological costs of distractions

Too many screens

Do your people suffer from Computer Vision-Syndrome?

Is it time to go analog? Taking a break away from your computer or phone can help your people from developing computer vision syndrome.  According to data from DataReportal, the average American spends 7 hours and 4 minutes looking at a screen every day.” Mar 21, 2022  Hundreds of millions of virtual meetings are occurring daily on multiple video conferencing platforms. With these… Read More »Do your people suffer from Computer Vision-Syndrome?

Rocks Balancing

Balancing Hyper-Productivity with Life Balance 

A few weeks ago, we at Doodle Breaks had the pleasure of working with a high performing team of senior executives from one of the world’s leading information technology and networking companies.  Their challenge was implementing hyper productivity whilst managing work-life balance as successful senior executives. They were exhausted. So much to do, little time for breaks, they were operating on overdrive just… Read More »Balancing Hyper-Productivity with Life Balance 

40% of people think burnout is inevitable

Around the world, 40% of workers say they believe burnout is an inevitable part of success. Does it have to be? During the two plus years of living and working through the pandemic, this has accelerated burnout to unfathomable heights.  U.S. workers said they experienced burnout at an average of 2.3 times in the last year, the highest globally.  So how… Read More »40% of people think burnout is inevitable

How distracted are your people?

Distractions – they are everywhere – pings, emails, deadlines, co-workers, traffic, family members – the list goes on.  Constant distractions have resulted in 33% of workers saying their attention span is shorter than it was a year ago. (Asana index)  Yikes! 70% of employees will read their emails while watching television at home.   How’s that for a distraction?  In the last year, workers from the… Read More »How distracted are your people?

Sprint and Recover

Sprints followed by recovery

Life is a series of sprints followed by recovery.  The other day I was chatting with a friend who really shed some light on this topic. When we dug into this further, it came down to understanding the relationship between stress and recovery mode. This symbiotic relationship is really important so you can build capacity and capability, as you learn… Read More »Sprints followed by recovery

Turning Negative Stress Into Positive Change

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Fewer Americans are “thriving” today than 13 months ago.  While daily stress and worry remain steady and near pre-pandemic levels, according to a new life satisfaction poll released in March by the polling firm Gallup: The percentage of adults classified as “thriving” dropped again to 53.2% Thriving rates among independents have dropped steeply since June 2021… Read More »Turning Negative Stress Into Positive Change