On rest and work
I believe in “clean” downtime, as in: time off where you go firmly offline work-wise. Make sure you spend enough of your vacation days this way; it’s valuable, healthy, and important.
I endorse this statement 100%. I don’t have slack on my phone, so when I’m AFK without the laptops, I’m truly away.
- Rest Isn’t the Opposite of Work by Marissa Goldberg shares some notes on the many different types of rest we can and need to engage in. To name a few:
- Physical rest
- Mental rest
- Sensory rest: being aware of this one has noticeably improved quality of life. I’ve been embracing time spent in silence. This is big for someone who’s used to having music in my headphones or background 90% of the time I’m awake.
- Creative Rest
- I love this meme