Sep 29, 2020
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We are a culture of workers, often preferring to work longer hours, work in off-hours, waive vacation time and bring work home instead of leaning into leisure. How did we become so uncomfortable with idleness and so obsessed with productivity? Celeste Headlee, author of Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving, explains in her book that we no longer simply like or love our work; we are fixated with it. Through her research and reexamining of long-held assumptions, Headlee shares that overwork is just a bad habit, and one that can be reversed and rewired so that we can return to a way of life that allows us to thrive.
Award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter, Celeste Headlee released her latest book, Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving, in March 2020. A timely, actionable and illuminating manifesto, Do Nothing, reveals that despite our constant search for new ways to “hack” our bodies and minds for peak performance, human being are working more - not less, living harder - not smarter, and becoming more lonely and anxious. Celeste is a regular guest host on NRP and American Public Media, and co-host of the new series Retro Report on PBS. Celeste’s TEDx Talk sharing 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 23 million total views to date and she serves as an advisory board member for ProCon.org and The Listen First Project.
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Guest’s website: https://celesteheadlee.com/
Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving: https://www.amazon.com/Do-Nothing-Overworking-Overdoing-Underliving/dp/1984824732
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