Labour Day belongs to all of us, and no one deserves a break more than you do. And aside from BBQs and an early farewell to summer, Labour Day is when we celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers across Canada.
This year we’d like to acknowledge the efforts of all of the essential workers and their critical role in keeping society functioning; making sure that every one of us is safe, healthy, and has access to all of the resources we need.
- nurses providing care for those who need it most,
- health care technicians providing support in our hospitals and doctors’ offices,
- truck drivers keeping our supply chains running so we can get the food and other resources we need,
- grocery store workers, working around the clock to keep shelves stocked and people fed,
- teachers providing support and resources for children and families,
- school support staff and bus drivers delivering meals and ensuring children and families have the support they need,
- college and university professors and other staff, providing online learning for students,
- electrical workers keeping us all connected,
- all of the other public employees working hard on our behalf.
This Monday, you have permission to sleep in without feeling guilty, and more than the recommended 8 hours; let’s go for a solid 10 this weekend. Don’t set your alarm clock and just allow yourself to sleep in as late as you need to.
Boost Serotonin Levels And Endorphins
Do something that makes you feel good. This will boost your “happy hormones” (A.K.A. serotonin) and your endorphins. Go for a jog or bike ride, or simply spend time with your loved ones. Whatever it is that makes you feel good, do it. Just don’t do anything too strenuous and make sure you are social distancing appropriately.
Find Some Quiet Time
Reflect on all of your successes and be proud of what you’ve accomplished! This year has thrown us all a little off center, so take a step back and look at the bigger picture. This will help you refocus on what is truly important in both your business and personal life.
A Day Off Increases Productivity
Taking a day or two (maybe more if you can) to recharge your batteries will help you return to work refreshed and refocused. Sometimes, all it takes is fresh eyes to tackle a lingering problem efficiently, supercharge your productivity or envision your future success.
We hope you will consider doing one (if not all) of the above this Labour Day. Regardless of your plans, whether you are working or not, take a moment to acknowledge what you’ve accomplished and just how important the fruits of your labour are.