The Arbor Day Solution for Work-Life Balance

arbor day treesDo you feel like you’re lacking a little work-life balance this week? Let Arbor Day show you the way.

Focusing your energy on a socially-conscious effort like saving trees inspires a strong sense of accomplishment and goodwill into your life.

At the very least, you’re relaxing your mind away from work-related stress and at the very most you’re positively impacting the planet for future generations.

Make your plan today. Use the following four ways to help the trees, and help yourself:

  • Shop smart: use only paper products with high recycled content and sustainable forestry practices. Day-Timer can help you make the biggest impact on your daily planning with its new Premium White Recycled Paper.
  • Conserve paper: reduce office printing by reading emails and documents electronically, and reuse the backside of printed pages as scrap paper.
  • Be responsible: learn responsible paper recycling practices at work and at home.
  • Plant a tree: plan a family activity this weekend, or in the month ahead, to put a tree in the ground outside your home, or search online for a community planting effort. It’s a great way to add some fresh air, exercise, and a great cause to your life.

Even if you’re not the cause-worthy type, you can easily get behind the planet’s most valuable resources. Just consider for a second what a tree adds to your life — the beauty, color, landscape, building materials, paper products — and if that’s not enough — the oxygen you breathe.

Consider the words of Teddy Roosevelt’s Arbor Day proclamation in 1907.

“A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as hopeless; forests which are so used that they cannot renew themselves will soon vanish and with them all their benefits.”

Want to read more? Check out these links:

Day-Timer offers a better choice in eco-friendly paper

Paper recycling at work – tips by

Paper recycling in your community – tips by

Ideas for celebrating Arbor Day (Arbor Day Foundation)

Teddy Roosevelt’s 1907 Arbor Day message

Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at

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