Free Yourself From Overwork

  • Realize that work-life balance is possible if you want it to happen.
  • Understand that work isn’t the primary orientation of life, just something you do to live better. Your priority shouldn’t be work, but the good life you will lead because of your work and your earnings.
  • Constraints do not stifle productivity but enhance it.
  • One shouldn’t always be busy. Productivity actually means working smarter and faster to free yourself from work and go live your life.
  • Rest is not something done by lazy people. We all are in a dire need of daily rest, restoration and relaxation, which we are completely neglecting.
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Overworking, which often leads to burnout, bad relationships, health issues and low-quality output is a product of decades-old work cultures across the world, and most of us post-2020 are either workaholics or recovering from it.

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