Letting Go of This 1 Belief Can Help You Work Less and Be Happier

Happiness can come from accepting your losses gracefully. Effort put in does not equal to similar output. The idea of true equality in an unpredictable world is flawed. The American dream, to work hard and get exactly what you deserve, rarely plays out as such. The idea that the more you put in can secure your seat at the proverbial table also does not work one hundred percent of the time. Your happiness can depend on letting go of the notion that you are your work. Write out whether your activities made you happy sad or neutral throughout the day. Get away from social media. Give yourself a break from work when you can. Devise a routine for your morning that allows you some free time. Try not to work yourself to death.

Key Takeaways:

  • While we tend to assume that results are proportional to effort, this maxim is not necessarily true.
  • For example, working more than 50 hours in a week can actually decrease productivity.
  • The maxim persists, because we confuse money with security, also our innate sense of justice convinces us hard work will always result in better results.

“We all want to accomplish. We all want to be safe and be somebody. But you don’t have to work yourself to death to get there.”

Read more: https://www.inc.com/wanda-thibodeaux/this-scary-mindset-might-be-stifling-creativity-and-leading-you-to-burnout.html

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