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How To Heal Toxic Productivity

How To Heal Toxic Productivity

  1. Set realistic goals, adjust as needed
  2. REST is not for the week, take breaks
  3. Get some accountability
  4. Define clearer work-life boundaries
  5. Meditate to clear our head

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“I almost ended up working and doing more than in my usual office days, because I felt so anxious about losing that sense of stability. I became really frantic and obsessive,” ~ Clare

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Toxic Productivity

Toxic productivity is the outsized desire for productivity at all times and at the expense of our other priorities, from family life to hobbies.

If we’re constantly working while rarely engaging in hobbies, which allow us the opportunity to destress, we can see how easily it is to eventually stop doing everything all together.

  • Toxic productivity inevitably also leads us to feeling burnt out. By working ourselves to the point of exhaustion we eventually lose our will to do simple everyday things like texting someone back or cooking a meal. 

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Sign If We're Suffering From Toxic Productivity
  1. Inability to turn off: We feel unable to shut off work-related tasks to rest, enjoy hobbies, or spend time with friends and family.
  2. Guilt about productivity: We feel guilty about not getting enough work done, even when we are completing a reasonable amount of work-related tasks.
  3. Problems with health or personal relationships: We begin to experience issues with our health or personal relationships due to the above issues. Significant others may feel they are getting less of our time or attention than work.

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Toxic Productivity

Toxic Productivity is an unhealthy need to always be productive, no matter what the cost. It is the desire to do something at all times and feeling guilty for all the things that one hasn’t done yet.

The pandemic made those still having a job a virtual work martyr, working extra hard just because having a job in these uncertain times was so precious in itself. Work becomes a reason to feel worthy, in control and fulfilled.

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Learners are made, not born
Through the deliberate use of practice and dedicated strategies to improve our ability to learn. But many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence, an immutable trait like eye color. 

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Workaholism

A Workaholic is a person who is addicted to work, having an uncontrollable and obsessive desire to work incessantly.

Workaholism is assumed to be the same as working hard, but the two qualities are not the same.

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