For many Americans, Labor Day’s most popular meaning is “the last hurrah of Summer,” but its national significance is much bigger than that. According to Wikipedia, Labor Day was established as an official holiday in 1887 as a celebration of the American labor movement. It is an annual tribute to the contributions all workers make to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. Here’s how we think you should celebrate:
First, relax and have fun! You work hard so you certainly deserve to celebrate this weekend! Grokker’s Guide to Labor Day Weekend will help you maximize your fun and relaxation with:
- the ultimate BBQcomplete with creative drinks and a killer playlist.
- a wellness staycation for single, couple or family enjoyment
- delicious fruit-inspired desserts that satisfy any sweet tooth
- and ways to get your play on with family and friends
Then, cultivate workplace wellness
And when you return to work on Tuesday, start a new personal wellness routine because self-care isn’t selfish. Good companies and good managers are very much aware of the link betweenemployee engagement and employee wellness, and actively encourage their teams to take time to meditate between meetings, or walk for ten minutes after lunch. So don’t be afraid to take advantage of your company’s wellness programs or start one of your own. Here are some of our top headlines on the topic of work life balance and workplace wellness to motivate you.
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Find Work Life Balance Through Partnership
From Anne-Marie Slaughter’s commencement speech, see how work-life balance can be achieved when “breadwinner” and “caretaker” shift fluidly between both partners.
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Increase Employee Engagement Through Work Life Balance
For any employers or managers, your team’s work-life balance is just as important as yours...and will benefit the company right down to the bottom line.