How to Care Less About Work

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Source: Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Peterson
Affiliation: The Atlantic

In this article, Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Peterson argue that American working culture is unsustainable. Warzel and Peterson ask: when you had the time, what have you actually enjoyed doing? What about it did you love? Many have lost these hobbies because they were taught not to prioritize themselves, and work came to eclipse the hobbies that once brought joy. Warzel and Peterson advise that you should channel some productivity not just into work but into rediscovering what you actually enjoy, and keep this activity separate from your work life.

Keywords: Anxiety , Burnout , Capitalism , Economy , Happiness , Leisure , Meaning , Meaning of Work , Purpose , Work/Life Balance