How to rest as hard as you work

A WorkWell podcast with John Fitch and Max Frenzel

Why we all need time off.

You’ve probably heard of the badge of busy

Maybe you’re even wearing it right now? It’s when you wear and communicate your busyness as a badge of honor - valuing a fully booked schedule over intentional time for yourself and loved ones. We often think that busyness and productivity go hand-in-hand, but the truth is, that taking time off is one of the most overlooked tools we have to stimulate creativity, innovation, and focus, not to mention well-being. So, when was the last time that you intentionally took some time off?

On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with John Fitch and Max Frenzel, co-authors of the book Time off and luminaries in the art and science of why we all need to create a rest ethic that matches our work ethic.

In the future of work, where we're all artists, [you’ll] see these micro-practices of time off as upskilling yourself for what's left for us humans as the machines execute the mundane much more effectively.

– John Fitch, co-author of the book Time Off

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