The team at Farnam Street review Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s arguments from his book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less about a shorter, more creative work day. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.
- Kim Pang argues in his book that work and rest should never be set in opposition to each other, but rather the two should work in tandem to help you produce more
- In your working day, you should actively be taking more rest periods to help boost your creativity as opposed to trying to work as much as possible
- The optimal creative work day is only four hours according to Kim Pang; the rest is just “busyness” that fills in the cracks and doesn’t increase our productivity