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The need to relax and take a break from work is a requirement for your body. But, studies show people are happier at work–even while claiming they rather be at home.
The contradiction may be a consequence of a lack of thought into how days off are spent. Leisure, if no thought is applied, often ends up being wasted in low-reward thoughtless activity.
Not keeping them separate tends to decrease performance in both. Working on your days off, your body starts being lazy during your workday to compensate.
Committing to work only during a certain time period helps to combat the tendency to mix work and pleasure.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Trying to get work done uses the same principle as running: You have to pace yourself. Runners that sprint at the beginning will be tired out long before they reach the finish line.
After you finish your daily list, you don't work on more projects or tasks. After you complete the weekly list, you're done for the week.
“Most people have no clue what they are doing with their time but still complain that they don’t have enough.”..."
You have all the time in the world if you know how to utilize the time you’re given.
There are no limits on time. You can complete as much work as you want — if you have the right mindset and environment
“It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
The most useful learning isn’t usually a strict addition of new knowledge, but first unlearning something false or unhelpful.