National Leave the Office Early Day 2021

National Leave the Office Early Day is “celebrated” on June 2 of each year. If June 2 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it’s celebrated on the closest weekday. This “holiday” was created several years ago by Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE. A fellow productivity specialist, she wanted to encourage overworked professionals to take a break because at that time, Americans were working an average of 49 hours per week – nine hours more than the standard 40-hour work week.

Fast forward to 2021. We’ve survived the upheaval and uncertainty that COVID-19 brought us for a year. During a year of working from home, many people worked more hours than ever. Many of my individual and training clients have expressed that one of their time management pain points of the past year has been constantly working – never really completely disconnecting from work.

When you don’t allow your body, mind and soul to rejuvenate, that leads to less energy, which leads to reacting instead of responding, which leads to making less-than-stellar decisions about where your time will go.

Whether you’re working from home or onsite or a hybrid, you need a mental, physical and emotional break from work.

If you can’t leave the office early on June 2, I encourage you to take a look at your calendar right now to figure out which day in the rest of May or June you can leave the office early.

If you want to take a bigger leap toward recharging, select a full day (or two or three) when you won’t come in at all! That’s right; do more than just leave the office early on a single day. Take a few days off for a vacation or staycation.

Your body and brain will thank you.

If you need a step-by-step guide to leaving work behind for a couple of hours, a couple of days, or a couple of weeks, check out these Escape from Work options in online or book format.

About Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO®

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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