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With summer in full swing and a long weekend approaching, this is the perfect time to remind ourselves of importance of taking time off to recharge when possible. This week's Wisdom Café Wednesday highlights a few resources to help you address burnout, take advantage of your earned vacation time, and incorporate a healthy work life balance into your summer. Have a wonderful rest of your week and enjoy the long weekend! 

Avoiding Burnout

Prolonged periods of stress—related to your work, your home life, or your health—can lead to burnout. Burnout reduces our productivity and saps our energy, leaving us overwhelmed by everyday tasks and feeling increasingly cynical and resentful. This course can help you recognize some of the most common causes of burnout, such as long hours, too much travel, tight deadlines, and no vacation, so that you can figure out how to prevent stress from building up. Plus, get tips for jump-starting your recovery and publicly owning your burnout experience.

Time out! In defense of taking vacation

In general, Americans don't use most of their vacation, and even if we do take time off, many of us struggle with guilt around using vacation time or truly unplugging while we are away. This blog post addresses those internal objections that may arise around taking vacation and how you can address them!

*The ACRLog is a blog written by and for academic and research librarians. However, the content on this platform can be directly applicable and valuable to all staff working in higher education.

8 Tips for Using Your Paid Time Off

Using your vacation days is an important part of avoiding burnout and achieving a good work-life balance. If you want to make use of your vacation days, check out these steps you can take to plan ahead and have more peace of mind.

Work Life Balance Toolkit

UC Berkeley staff work incredibly hard. But all work and no play can make for unhealthy — and unhappy — people. We offer benefits and programs to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance. We have curated a list of campus resources to assist you in finding a healthy balance that's best for you!

July 2021 Happiness Calendar

Each month, the Greater Good Science Center releases a monthly Happiness Calendar that serves as a day-by-day guide to well-being. This month's calendar aims to help you find joy amid the struggle. Download the interactive calendar by clicking here or on the calendar below!

Did you know?

LinkedIn Learning offers more than 5,000 on-demand courses on business, creative, and technology skills and you get to access it for free as a UCB staff member. Click here to sign in/access your account!

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