We write a lot about the culture of overwork and the perils of burnout. This is no way to be productive.
Journalist and author Brigid Schulte explains that today’s workplace culture rewards people who work all hours and put their lives outside of work on the back burner.
Dr. Emerson Wickwire, an expert on sleep, also says that the less hours we have between work and bedtime, the less time we have to wind down. This is bad, he explains, because "creativity and innovation need space to emerge."
Catch Up On Past Habit Challenges
- Watch What Happens When Fast Company Staff Says No To Everything For A Week
- What We Loved And Hated About Only Using One Browser Tab For A Week
- What Happened When Fast Company Staff Created Better To-Do Lists
- The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To
- Why Taking A Bunch Of Breaks Wasn't As Great As We Expected
Busyness may not equate to getting more done, but is cutting down on the time we spend working a feasible solution?