119: Why Working Long Hours Isn't Productive

 

 

You might be surprised to learn that working more hours doesn't always mean you're getting more done.

 
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Today, talking about how many hours you're working each week and how working too many hours can actually decrease your productivity. I’ll share some of the history on the 8-hour work day and how other countries and even some companies are experimenting with alternative models and finding a lot of success. We're also diving into the importance of taking breaks, not skipping lunch, and finding ways to be mindful so we're not just churning and burning through our work days, so we can pursue what makes us happy and fulfilled.

 
 

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • The interesting history facts behind the 40-hour work week

  • How technology has impacted the number of hours you're working each week

  • Why it's important for you to take breaks and examples you can use today

  • What is “wholistic” living? Learn how you can implement it right away + increase happiness.

What To Do Next:

  • It's time for us to reclaim those eight hours of recreation time. Schedule in those breaks throughout the day. They're not bad. They're really beneficial in the long run. Add time in your calendar for those breaks and maybe even give yourself a stop sign when you promise yourself to turn off your phone for the day.


Loved this episode? Tune into next weeks!

 
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"Let's use our power for good to help others live the life they want and allow them to come to work every day at a place that they're happy to be."

@tonya_i_dalton

 

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