Here are articles we have written and curated to help us understand the importance of time off. We hope they are helpful for you as well.
How to build a 'rest ethic' that is as strong as your work one
Take in a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding. How long can you hold your inhale until it gets uncomfortable? Thirty seconds? A few minutes? It doesn't take long until we all, eventually, need to exhale. Think of your work ethic as the inhale (it is, in a way, as essential to your career as air is to your body).
In Praise of Deep Work, Full Disconnectivity and Deliberate Rest
It was August 2017 as I wrote these words in my notebook. I was sitting in my quiet room in an old guesthouse in the small town of Zao Onsen, overlooking the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture. I was on holiday, a slow trip on local trains through rural Japa.
Rest and Recovery are Part of the Work - We Need To Start Treating Them That Way
Imagine an elite athlete showing up to a key competition, completely exhausted from back-to-back performances in the previous days and pulling an all-nighter to work out in the gym the previous...
Three Key Steps To Take Now To Strengthen Your Rest Ethic
Three Key Steps To Take Now To Strengthen Your Rest Ethic. Using permission, prioritization, and persistence to unlearn the harmful guilt we associate with time off.
Filling Your Free Time With Meaning Might Be the Key to Well-Being and Success
"That is the principal point: with what kind of activity is man to occupy his leisure?" - Aristotle Athens, Greece, around 330 BC. Aristotle is hard at work at the Lyceum, the location of the Peripatetic school of philosophy he founded. He is deep in thought and discussion about logic, metaphysics, mathematics, biology, botany, ethics, and politics.
The Most Overlooked Way to Increase Your Productivity: Take More Time Off
Close your eyes for a moment and think of the most productive days you had in the recent past. What did they look like? Where were you? What did you do? And why did it make you feel productive?