Friday, April 07, 2017
What have I been reading 6th edition
I recently finished, Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less, by Soujung-Kim Pang. The book is well written, well researched, fun and easy to read. The author makes the case for taking naps, taking sabbaticals, taking vacations, and generally promoting a health work life balance. The text offers lots of anecdotal evidence, and a handful of solid scientific research, to make the case that people who are more productive, find a way to balance rest and work, personal and professional life. Every manager should read this book.
I have a personal interest in this issue, I have burned out in flames a couple of times in my work. I know what it is like to work so much, that you can't get much done. I have done my share of 60-70 hour work weeks - those were not my most productive days. I needed this book 30 years ago - I am glad I read it now.
So, how is your work - life balance? Do you take naps? Have you ever taken a sabbatical? What are you reading now?