Prof Explains How to Do Rest and Relaxation the Right Way

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Prof. Jamie Gruman

Prof. Jamie Gruman in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics was featured in an article in The Globe and Mail Careers section  about the need for employees to take time off regularly to rejuvenate themselves

Gruman, a professor of organizational behaviour in the Department of Management, co-authored the recent book Boost: The Science of Recharging Yourself in an Age of Unrelenting Demands.

The Globe article examines what the book says are the three main goals of downtime: to rebuild psychological resources; to nourish physical and mental needs; and to unhook oneself from obligations.

Without hitting all three goals during time off from work, we risk ending weekends or vacations feeling as tired and depleted as when we began our breaks.

Gruman studies organizational behaviour and the impact of resilience, hope and optimism, and frequently appears in media to discuss his research in positive psychology.