If we told you that your day should be split into three chunks—eight hours of work, eight hours of recreation and eight hours of rest—how would yours stack up? For many, the idea of working “just” eight hours is a far off fantasy, especially in the age of smart phones. A Sunday night dive into your inbox may leave you feeling like you’re getting a head start on Monday morning, but it could come with a cost.
A new book is making the case for rescuing the idea of rest. It’s called The Weekend Effect and it’s a much needed manifesto that makes the case for reclaiming our weekends to increase joy, creativity, productivity and success in our lives.
We sat down with author and award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad to learn more about the book. Watch the conversation in the video clip above.