When Stress at Work Creates Drama at Home

When Stress at Work Creates Drama at Home

The Wall Street Journal Published an interesting article today about work stress in relationships, there are some coping tips which can help too. When couples live together and are under stress at work the most common situation is that both or one of the partners unload all their work stress on each other or the other partner. This phenomenon is common enough that it was coined the spillover effect by Sears. M et al.

There are different responses to which people default to when it comes to work stress, most men default to a fight-or-flight response, where they either start an argument or avoid the partner. Whereas most women cope with the tend-and-befriend response, taking care of offspring or talking to a third-party. Interestingly this causes more arguments in the relationship than the fight-or-flight response.

Gender and eHealth

Gender and eHealth

Certain factors today still limit eHealth’s full potential. The article argues that the factors are present for both genders, but in many countries, these factors have a bigger impact on women. The factors presented are: Macro-barriers, such as infrastructure, mostly the lack of broadband in rural areas. Personal barriers such as the cost of available infrastructure, often one needs a smartphone with mobile network subscription. Digital and health literacy, first people need to know how to use these IT systems. Next, they need to understand the health-related information, for example, is a blood pressure of 120 over 80 good or bad. Resistance to change, people tend to resist change for this people need to be motivated to accept new eHealth solutions, sadly the best motivator isn’t prevention, rather motivation arrives after the illness. Data collection, systems need to be built secure and need to ensure that they are secure and clearly state what the data will be used for and how and by who it will be accessed. The article argues that a gender-sensitive approach should be taken in the rollout to reach men and women equally.

We would argue that a gender-sensitive approach should already be considered at the product concept stage, what color and design is used, what language is used, how people navigate the interface, and so on.

Going on vacation won't cure your Burnout

Going on vacation won't cure your Burnout

Going on vacation alone isn’t enough to save you from Burnout, the one or two week break won’t suffice. Once a burnout knocks on your door it’s too late to take a jet an go on a beach for a couple of weeks. When you start to feel physical symptoms of burnout it’s usually a sign of a long time “abuse” thus a quick trip helps you to get out of the rat race, but it won’t sustain for more than a few days or weeks after your return. It might be a good idea to take a break. But during the break or after returning, it's necessary to look deeper into the reasons behind why these symptoms happened or almost happened in the first place. In our experience, early detection and a guide to avoiding burnout is still the best help.

Rage Room Opens in Tempe Arizona

Because of more and more stress these days, there are new ideas popping up for de-stressing. In Tempe, Arizona, a rage room opened for people to release their excess stress, frustration, and rage. People can buy packages; one looks like an office space, where computers and office equipment can be smashed with a baseball bat.

This short-term solution can help to release stress, though it’s not sure how healthy it is to habituate people to smash things when they are frustrated. It’s a different approach for people who do not like to go to a gym.

Source: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/-rage-release-room-in-tempe-helps-you-de-stress

Work Stress Is Causing Major Burnout Among Millennials, Data Shows

Work Stress Is Causing Major Burnout Among Millennials, Data Shows

Millennials suffering from burnout, already at the beginning of their career, due to fear of job loss, the expectation to be always available, and because of too much overtime

It's time to re-think how we raise our children

It's time to re-think how we raise our children

In the history of humanity have children never been worse off than today. Societal pressures of today are forbidding children to be children, playing which is a required function for healthy development is being pushed aside with the idea to increase performance.

resilient's Horizon 2020 Project Application cleared Stage 1

Our project cleared the first stage of the two stage application process for a European commissioned Horizon 2020 Project. A total of 530 proposals were submitted and 138 met the threshold for stage two.

We are very excited about this positive development and we are looking forward to work together with our amazing consortium to take on the challenge of the second stage.

We worked hard and long hours to finish the project application, passing the first stage makes us all very proud.