BBC – Capital – The compelling case for working a lot less

In New Zealand we, on average, work long hours; and we have major problems with depression, anxiety and suicide. But our economists worry that we are not productive enough. The conflicting ideas and values are clear. For me, looking toward long term sustainability, deliberate rest is a must.

That is what I am doing now. Since classes ended I have had two long weekends. I will be resting until late January. That is a healthy attitude.

Amanda Ruggeri writes for the BBC on “active rest”. It’s a thoughtful read coming into the holiday season. Please take time to read her article.

Mastering ‘active rest’ is far harder than it looks, but there are good reasons why we should keep working at it

Source: BBC – Capital – The compelling case for working a lot less

Rest: From 3xpo Flicker (Creative Commons)

About sustainabilityandbeauty

My passion is telling the stories of possibility, seeking a sustainable and beautiful future. My training is in science, chemistry, environmental science and teaching.
This entry was posted in Business, community, cooperative, Mental Health and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s