Work demands time and energy. Whether we work at a nonprofit, small business, a corporation, or are self-employed, we know we must exert ourselves to fulfill the demands of the job and our own expectations. External and internal demands call for working more, not less.
However, in a recent article in the Smarter Living section of the New York Times, Tim Herrera encourages workers to “Work less. You’ll get so much more done.”
“Let’s start with a question: Are you really that busy?
“How much of your day are you actually working, and how much of it are you doing a little work, a little internetting, a little snacking, a little chatting, a little texting and a little drifting off?
“If you are like most people (ahem), you can probably relate: the average American worker wastes around 50 minutes at work every day, according to a study last year from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The thing is, that’s O.K.!
“…The real problem is that we castigate ourselves for resting at work, which leads us to being less strategic about it, when really should embrace it.”
Herrera goes on to suggest ways to set time out for ourselves, while at the same time being more productive.
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