America is battling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
As I watch the TV coverage my heart goes out to the people who have lost their lives, their homes and their jobs and all I can do is pray that somehow God will sort it all out.
Thankfully there was advance warning that Sandy was approaching and as a result many hundreds of thousands of people were able to evacuate and I am sure this saved many lives.
It is going to take a long time for the country to fully recover and the financial cost could impact on Americans lives for a long time.
But I have some more bad news.
There is another storm coming!
This will not be due to a hurricane and the damage will not be to houses and the transportation system. This storm will hit people psychologically and physically. It will result in loss of income, poor health and sadly even death for some of the victims.
What am I talking about?
I am talking about burn-out.
I was sent a copy of a report from the Daily Mail. They state, and I quote
A survey of U.S. and Canadian employers found nearly two-thirds are asking their employees to work longer hours since the recession. And about half of the 300 companies asked expect the trend to continue for another three years. The worrying trend seems to have been particularly bad for senior and middle managers, according to the Towers Watson survey. The survey also discovered that it is not only the length of the working day that has been affected, but the amount of time off. One in three of respondents said their employees had been taking less time off during the working year.
It continues Laurie Bienstock from Towers Watson added: ‘In the short run, having employees work extra hours can increase productivity, but in the long run, extended hours can negatively affect employee well-being and retention.’
Yes it is true.
The human body needs to have time off. We were designed to have periods of rest and recovery and we ignore that at our peril.
Countless studies have shown that not taking a vacation is a false economy as it can lead to burn-out and many health problems. It also makes us far less efficient at work, more prone to making mistakes and to having accidents. We are also more likely to have major disagreements with our family, colleagues and even our clients.
Get yourself out of the danger zone by planning a vacation. Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself, your loved ones and to help you remain a productive member of society.
It does not need to cost a fortune! Christian House Sitters can help you! We can arrange for someone to look after your home and pets while you are away and that will not cost you anything We can even help you find rent-free accommodation all over the world. No not in some dingy dump but often in beautiful houses located in lovely places where apart from relaxing and having fun your only responsibility will be to look after the house while the owner and their family also enjoy a vacation.
Sounds too good to be true.
I know but it is true. Have a look at our website. Read the many press clippings in our Media coverage page on the website. Then if you have any questions contact me and I will try to help you.
God bless you