For so many of us, being busy and stressed is now just a way of life. Societies pride themselves on busy-ness, colleagues brag about how late they work overtime in the office, while friends constantly boast how many investments and stocks they’re watching and trading all night.
However, clinical psychologist Amanda Gordon says this culture of busy-ness needs to change. “Without downtime, we power on mindlessly,” she explains. “We need time to reflect and focus on what’s truly important in life.”
Here, all the reasons why it’s perfectly okay for you to take a pause in your work, learn how to relax in life, and afford yourself some downtime: