The Illusion of Permission: Why Do We Make Work and Play Two Separate Things? by Leslie Juvin-Acker (read it on Malakye.com)
Why Read It? Because enjoying time outside of work is so important for our productivity and morale at work.
- People who work hard tend to pigeon hole themselves into their work, not giving themselves the time to unwind through hobbies, vacation, family time, etc.
- When we allow ourselves to let loose after being couped up for a long time, sometimes it causes us to go over the edge
- Don't just work to pass the time, enjoy what you do and show others that you're having a great time!
"The thing is, we hardworkers have a tendency to make vacations and breaks such a far away thing. That, someday, when the work is done, when we've got enough resources, and should someone give us the permission, we'll be free to enjoy ourselves."