I liked this piece. Each of us is unconsciously aware of the importance of rest, and still, most of us do it poorly.
When someone gives us reasonable explanations of why taking time to unwind will result in a better output - it naturally makes us more inclined towards putting it into a higher priority.
Now, of course, it’s easier said than done. There are periods in our lives when it will be harder to take a nap or do non-work things.
The key is understanding the long-term implications and that consistently not taking the time to recover will catalyze a future burn-out.
COVID was the reason why remote work became mainstream. The article touches on the beginning of a new trend of a four-day workweek.
I think that not far away in the future, working four-day workweeks will become mainstream as well.
Apart from the claims that it will make more productive and less burn-out prone - there is another reason for this upcoming move: recruiting.
On the same ideas, as good people expect good financial terms, equity, days off, and recently remote work, they’d expect to work four days a week.
Maybe some companies will work five days to meet deadlines and four days as the default. Others will have every-other-week four days work week. Only time will tell.