WORKING IS NOT SUFFERING

You're not cool if you don't wake up at 5 in the morning. There are entrepreneurs and workers (and others) who share content on social networks in which they emphasize an unhealthy lifestyle as an essential condition for success. Wake up at 5, work 24/24, sleepless nights, hyper productivity, lack of work-life balance. In today's society, this mentality has been internalized to the point of making sacrifice an element of social recognition: if you suffer, it necessarily means that you are doing something important. 
According to research published in Forbes, 66% of millennials are addicted to overwork, 32% said they also work in the bathroom and 70% remain active on weekends.
Yet, according to a study by "Environment International", working 55 hours or more a week increases the risk of stroke by 35% and of dying of a heart attack by 17%. This model, in addition to being toxic, has an important shortcoming: it does not evaluate the quality of the hours dedicated to work, but focuses only on the time and "suffering" factor. 
Obviously the work (of the entrepreneur or otherwise) occupies a large part of the life of those who carry it out and requires extreme dedication, but are we sure that in order to achieve results we must necessarily give up a balanced lifestyle?

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. equinoxio21
    Nov 24, 2022 @ 01:02:53

    In my company I always emphasized that I din’t care about hours. Only results. (And made sure results could be achieved without overtime). If it took one week to deliver the report instead of two, great! How did you do it? I also forbade last minute work: “working ll night to write the presentation, go home, take a shower, and present the results.” Nope. Have the report ready one week ahead… 😉

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  2. leendadll
    Nov 24, 2022 @ 05:33:29

    I refuse to dedicate my life to work.. did that & won’t ever again, it nearly killed me. I work to pay for my “real” life, no other reason. And when my paid day is done… I disconnect!!

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  3. amarogross
    Nov 24, 2022 @ 19:54:00

    Reblogged this on amaro gross.

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