You may be actively cultivating skills that make you less productive, while eroding your health and happiness at the same time. It doesn't have to be that way.
A national survey published this month by Lancet has revealed a decline over the past decade in the frequency with which Britons are having sex. Findings indicate that the average Brit currently has sex less than five times a month.
On National Stress Awareness Day, it is important that people not only check their own stress levels, but that employers and businesses show some willingness to take responsibility for their staff.
That's not to say that technology hasn't improved the working landscape, because it undoubtedly has. It's just that many of us should ask the question "How do I find a balance where I'm the one in control of technology?"
Doggedly we react to dozen, even hundreds, of emails and texts every day, even if it disrupts our 'down time' and eats into sleep - depriving us of rest and adding to our stress, with all the potential for ill-health that this brings.
Always racing from one task to the next, but accomplish very little? Sound familiar? Most days I'm incessantly striving for a clean loo, disinfected worktops, a clear inbox, a flatter tummy, school gate acceptance and career success. Sometimes I just want to stop the clock.
Having just found myself in the second cycle of burnout in just 9 months, with the second being more severe than the first, I started to consider that perhaps it wasn't the result of my inadequacies, but instead the pace i had set myself to achieve my goals
Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, held the first ever UK conference to discuss her new initiative, The
If you routinely run on reserves and force yourself to accept that constantly feeling tired is all part and parcel of living a busy life - then you, like millions of others around the world, are probably wondering if you are ever going to find a way to escape the exhaustion.
If you're frazzled or fraught, I recommend that you join me. After all, what's more important than your health? Certainly not the latest 'must-have' gadget, however sleek and shiny it may be...