Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. John Lubbock, The Use of Life
Lions sleep 15 to 20 hours per day. So do sloths. Although extreme, do their lifestyles offer a lesson for us? I believe they do. Many people today are addicted to productivity which seems to be a symptom of modernity rather than an inherent part of human nature.
Not knowing when enough is enough is making us unhappy and, at times, ill. Working less has many psychological benefits including less anxiety and stress. It also means better relationships because we spend more time with loved ones. Working less also enables us to experience the joys of doing nothing in particular.
Affirmation: I find joy in relaxation.
Coaching questions: Would working less or working more be beneficial to you? What will you do to adjust your situation?