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A Stanford Study Reveals the Perfect Number of Hours You Should Work Every Week
But there’s still a huge caveat
Fueled by hustle culture, the productivity universe has pushed the belief that “More is better” to the extreme.
Waking up at 4 AM. A gazillion To-Do items. Ascetic-like morning routines. Avoiding leisure like the plague. Bloating your devices with “productivity” apps.
Burning through audiobooks set to 3x while sprinting at Bolt’s pace on the treadmill.
But less is actually better — while I’ve already parroted this a million times, a comprehensive Stanford study lends structure to this.
Spearheaded by economics professor John Pencavel, the study discovered a sharp decline in productivity when a person worked over…