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Toxic Productivity

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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Productivity Is Personal

Productivity exists more in our heads, and not so much in our work environments.

If you are extremely productive by toiling for hours, your boss does not care, even though he or she may be impressed by your accomplishments. Bosses want you to deliver quality work on time, ...

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Productivity For the Sake Of It

For many people being constantly productive is a way to mask the stress and discomfort of a personal or global crisis, where we focus on our immediate environment and on the things that are in our control, not realizing that this can lead to burnout and bad relationships.

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Self-Care Is Important

Self-care means different things to different people. Some like to jog in the morning or have a tea break in the afternoon. Some like to binge watch Netflix shows while eating their favourite junk food.

The pandemic has made everyone more anxious, and this is not good for ...

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Work-Life Balance Is A Myth

Many workers have a hard time grasping the meaning of work-life balance, especially in the US. Vacation time is non-existent and most people are overworked during the pandemic. It is impossible to log off from work and see the world with fresh eyes when most of them are busy being busy.

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Recognizing The Productivity Problem

Look for red flags in your thinking: Work-related guilt, a feeling of not doing enough, or feeling concerned if it seems like time has been wasted and could have been made productive. Fatigue and exhaustion also make the list of things that point towards being trapped in a ‘toxic...

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Your Job Isn’t Your Sole Identity

Most workers, blue-collar or white, wake up every day as workers, not as free human beings.

One needs to understand that our work isn’t our sole identity, and we need to detach ourselves emotionally from our profession. We can demonstrate our competence and work h...

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