The UK is a pretty unstable place right now – as we outlined in our last blog, the snap general election, and the ongoing confusion over any Brexit deal means…
Unless you’ve (probably wisely) conducted your own media blackout in the run up to June’s general election, you’ll no doubt have heard Theresa May’s countless claims that what the UK needs right now is ‘strong and stable’ leadership – strong and stable leadership that she asserts only she and her party can provide.
And she’s right, the UK is in need of strong and stable leadership – no-one knows how Brexit will eventually play out, whether it will ultimately be good or bad for the UK, or what affect it will have on jobs, industry, and our everyday lives.
The snap general election means we don’t even know who’ll be running the country to lead those Brexit negotiations. And these factors, coupled some serious drum-banging and jingoism from politicians and citizens alike, means the UK is a divided nation.
So ‘strong and stable’ leadership is what’s needed, but it’s anyone’s guess which party can best provide it. And if you’re letting all the political posturing and Brexit bandwagoning affect your business decisions, you could be putting your company and its employees in jeopardy.
Almost half (46%) of all employees feel more stressed at work than they did a year ago, according to the findings of a study from Specialists4Protection.co.uk, a life insurance and protection advisory firm.
So if you’ve been feeling more stressed out with work than usual lately, you’re not alone.
Around 500 million people around the world commute to work each day, with an average total journey time of 80 minutes – 40 minutes each way.
In the UK, the average total commute time leaps to around 1 hours 38 minutes, with commuters in East Anglia reporting the highest total average of 2 hours 25 minutes, while 10% in the North East of England travel for more than four hours every day, according to the results of a survey by Moovi, the public transport app.
Research from the Trade Unions Congress (TUC) shows that more than 3 million commuters spend two or more hours travelling to and from work – almost three-quarters (72%) as many as this time ten years ago, during which time the number of commuters travelling three or more hours a day has also risen by three-quarters (75%) from 500,000 to 800,000.
And the commute is something most of us just want to get out of the way, it’s nothing more than a means to the end goal of getting to work and getting back home, the trouble is, if the commute doesn’t go to plan then it can really ruin the rest of the day, so here are some top tips on how to have a happier commute…