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Many people cannot choose a reasonable work schedule:
This widespread workaholism, in part, reflects the misguided notion that having fun is somehow an over-indulgence.
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Work is fun, and a life without meaningful labor can make one miserable.
However, work should not be the only enjoyable activity in life. Working hard is only a part of the good life. Financial rewards that come from hard labor should be put to use for the sake of leisure.
Far too many people spend 80% of their waking hours slogging away at a desk and view any break from this routine as a naughty deviation from duties.
Workism, where people worship their work, leave hordes of purportedly "Type A" people without hobbies, companionship, or a sense of self outsi...
Many people across the world take six weeks of vacation a year and still manage to produce functioning companies and political systems.
Working more than 55 hours a week produces diminishing returns of productivity.
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Stressing your mind with heavy tasks reduces the output and quality of your work. Within your budget, strive to awe yourself with unique activities and you will recover faster from the stress.
It’s also important to take some time to think on the nature and purpose of your work, outs...
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