DHH on Trickle-down Workaholism

Great piece by DHH about how we fool ourselves in to thinking that workaholism is great. How this is even more prevalent at startups. How so so many successful people always prioritized rest and relaxtion and vacation and hanging out with their families. Trickle-down workaholism in startups

The Original Natural Remedy for Burnout: Nature

This essay explores why we say we’re happier in nature, and yet are spending less and less time in nature. If you’re looking at burnout, feeling overworked, then start getting out for a walk every day of the week in some green space. Get away from cars and noise and don’t take your phone. Just […]

Rest is not a gift

Rest is not something that the world gives us. It’s never been a gift. It’s never been something you do when you’ve finished everything else. If you want rest, you have to take it. You have to resist the lure of busyness, make time for rest, take it seriously, and protect it from a world […]

Work and Rest: Two sides of the same coin

If you recognize that work and rest are two sides of the same coin, that you can get more from rest by getting better at it and that by giving it a place in your life you’ll stand a better chance of living the life you want, you’ll be able to do your job, and […]

We don’t think about how to rest better

Many of us are interested in how to work better, but we don’t think very much about how to rest better. Productivity books offer life hacks, advice about what CEOs or famous writers do. But they say almost nothing about the role of rest in the lives or careers of creative productive people. When they […]

Rest

This is a book about how to do less. How to rest so that you have the energy to bring yourself fully to the parts of your life that matter.

Do you work more than 39 hours a week? Your job could be killing you.

Long hours, stress and physical inactivity are bad for our wellbeing – yet we’re working harder than ever. Isn’t it time we fought back? This is about how work is killing us and maybe we only need 4 hours a day to work. We need to break the culture of long hours as a badge […]