Are you stressed-out in life and at the office? Here are two suggestions.

Number 1) Do not waste time at work checking your email:
New research out of the University of California, Irvine found that people who take breaks from email at work find themselves feeling better and having improved focus on necessary tasks. As a result, employees who avoided workplace emailing felt less stress and reported feeling better able to do their jobs than those who kept an active email.

Additionally, the positive effects were not just related to work. Those who avoided emailing at the office, experienced lower heart rates, and by contrast, those employees who continued emailing had heart rates that were considered to be in the “high alert” state. So, as you approach your work today, (at home or in the work place) consider stepping away from your personal email to be more productive mentally and physically.

Number 2) Give your worries to God:
The Bible says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”(1 Peter 5:7)

So remember those two stress relievers today. Do not let email and other electronic communications distract your focus. And, if you are feeling stressed, cast all of your cares to God because He is the greatest care-giver of all.

Think about it, and have a blessed Day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D