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Make it a rule to do work that fits into 38 hours a week

There's enough work to last forever. But there's a magical number to hone in on research finds.
Make it a rule to do work that fits into 38 hours a week
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How I Quit Burnout issue #15 (Get it in your inbox next Tuesday)

My story


As a chronic workaholic in the past, I’d easily breeze past 40 hours a week. That, in addition to passively checking in on work email and slack as if it were soft ambient music playing in the background. (Spoiler: It wasn’t)

This was one of the core issues to address as I fell into burnout and searched for ways out of overwork. How could I right-size the amount I was working while still finding fulfillment and success in my career?

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