The Catalogue: No. 32

Saturday, July 13, 2019 New York, NY, USA


I am super behind on blogging, but have no excuses for myself other than just general burn out from living life. Here are some articles on how to take time for yourself, something I'm still learning since I always turn to TV/sleep/food when stressed and tired. I could definitely learn something from LC do as she suggests in her blog post on taking productive personal days off.

The Case For Doing Nothing | Olga Mecking for The New York Times
Perhaps it’s time to stop all this busyness. Being busy — if we even are busy — is rarely the status indicator we’ve come to believe it is. Nonetheless, the impact is real, and instances of burnout, anxiety disorders and stress-related diseases are on the rise, not to mention millennial burnout.
Psychological Detachment From Work During Leisure Time: The Benefits of Mentally Disengaging From Work | Sabine Sonnentag in Association for Psychological Science
Psychological detachment from work during leisure time refers to a state in which people mentally disconnect from work and do not think about job-related issues when they are away from their job. Empirical research has shown that employees who experience more detachment from work during off-hours are more satisfied with their lives and experience fewer symptoms of psychological strain, without being less engaged while at work. Studies have demonstrated that fluctuations in individuals’ psychological detachment from work can explain fluctuations in their affective states, and have identified positive relations between detachment from work during off-hours and job performance. Trait negative affectivity, high involvement in one’s job, job stressors, and poor environmental conditions are negatively related to psychological detachment from work during off-job time. 
The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time | Justin Talbot-Zorn and Leigh Marz for Harvard Business Review
Recent studies are showing that taking time for silence restores the nervous system, helps sustain energy, and conditions our minds to be more adaptive and responsive to the complex environments in which so many of us now live, work, and lead. […] But cultivating silence isn’t just about getting respite from the distractions of office chatter or tweets. Real sustained silence, the kind that facilitates clear and creative thinking, quiets inner chatter as well as outer.
Why Doing Nothing Is One of the Most Important Things You Can Do | Brian O'Connor for Time
If we are lucky enough to accomplish one thing, another seemingly compelling challenge — or even just an after-hours email — steps in to give us a new worry. […] Great philosophers have argued that we have nothing to learn from ways of life that exists outside the busy world of western civilization. But if we have some hunch that the world we have today demands too much effort in return for too little happiness, we could do worse than to see what we can learn from those other forms of living. The potential in idleness for greater freedom seems worth the exploration.
With love and silence,
CL

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