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The Importance of Taking Vacation Time to De-Stress and Recharge

To avoid the negative effects of chronic stress and burnout, we need time to replenish and return to our pre-stress level of functioning. This recovery process requires “switching off” from work by having periods of time when you are neither engaging in work-related activities, nor thinking about work. It is critical that you disconnect from time to time, in a way that fits your needs and preferences.

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An Insomniac's Guide to Sleep: How Self-talk and a Few Small Changes Can Help you Break the Cycle

If there’s one thing the health community has taught us over the last few years, it’s that sleep is of the utmost importance to our physical and mental well-being. We now know that sleep improves short-term memory, aids in muscle recovery, and has generally been linked to reduced incidence of certain chronic diseases.   With so much emphasis on the importance of sleep, though, we've put ourselves in a strange predicament -- sleep is something that's far harder to control than diet or exercise, and what happens when it doesn’t come easily? So begins the vicious cycle of insomnia. We know we need sleep for optimal health, but when we go through periods of sleeplessness, we stress about not being able...

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$10,000 Raised and New Lessons Learned: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

For the team at Gravity – and for me personally – mental health and wellness is always top of mind. It’s core to what we do and the products we develop. It is, at the end of the day, our reason for being. Over the 31 days of May, Gravity engaged with thousands of customers, hundreds of social media followers, and numerous mental health professionals. Our May matching program ended with us donating over $10,000 to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research around the role the brain plays in mental illness. A few members from the team got to hang out with Elvis Duran from z100 to present the check, which was...

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